The region around Chennai has served as an important administrative, military, and economic centre for many centuries. During 1st century CE, a poet and weaver named Thiruvalluvar lived in the town of Mylapore (a neighbourhood of present Chennai). From the 1st-12th century the region of present Tamil Nadu and parts of South India was ruled by the Cholas.
Kancheepuram district is situated on the northern East Coast of Tamil Nadu and is adjacent by Chennai city and is bounded in the east by Chengalpattu District, west by Vellore District , south by Thiruvannamalai district, in the north by Thiruvallur district and Chennai district. It lies between 11° 00′ to 12° 00’ North latitudes and 77° 28′ to 78° 50′ East longitudes. The district has a total geographical area of 1704.79 Sq.Kms . Kancheepuram, the temple town is the district headquarters. For administrative reasons, the district has been divided into 2 revenue divisions comprising of 5 taluks with 520 revenue villages. For development reasons, it is divided into 5 development blocks with 274 Village Panchayats.
A beautiful temple town in the Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu, Chidamabaram is famous for housing the marvellous Lord Nataraja Temple and the famed chariot festival. Situated 250 kms away from the city of Chennai, Chidambaram has been a place of architectural glory and religious importance since antiquity.It has been ruled by several dynasties over time namely Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar rulers, Marathas and the British. Due to the cultural influences, it boasts of a rich heritage and traditions. It is famous for its many temples which are a marvellous rendition of the Dravidian style of architecture and a beautiful representation of Dravidian culture. Apart from its authentic history, the town is a slice of paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. Pichavaram backwater is one of the many highlights of this region. For tourists, Chidambaram is all about relishing nature's beauty and soaking up the spirituality ambience.
Kumbakonam is a beautiful temple town in Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which offers great options to explore while you visit here. There are thousands of small and big temples located in and around the town which lure the tourists and pilgrims to visit here again and again.Kumbakonam is worldwide known as temple town, as many famous temples are located in and around the town. There is much stuff to explore in the town.
The most famous land mark of this bustling town is the Rock fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city.It is 325 km south west of Madras. Tiruchirappalli was the heart of Tamil Nadu, situated at the head of the Kaveri delta. The Pallavas, Pandyas and Cholas chose this city for their feudal wars.
The city is known for its temple architecture.Thanjaavur also known as Tanjore,is celebrated for its big Temple,dedicated to Shiva.It is the highly fertile delta of the Cavery River and the capital of the Cholas during their supremacy.Tanjore District is Known as the ‘rice Bowl ‘ of Tamilnadu.
An Island in Gulf of Mannar.This is one of the most sacred pilgrim centres in India. Hindus have a belief that pilgrimage to such holy places helps them in attaining Mukthi. Rameswaram has a rich history and the places likely to be visited are the theerthams, Pamban Bridge and Dhanuskodi.
Temples, monuments and ancient cultural wonders abound in Madurai. It is even called “The Athens of the East”. Madurai’s Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels of India.Madurai Meenakshi temple attracts six thousand visitors a day and gets an annual revenue of rupees sixty million. It attained 26th place in the list of top nominees for the new Seven Wonders of the World. Madurai is firmly anchored in Tamil literature and tradition.
Palani is a prominent place in South India which is renowned for housing the famous Palani Murugan Temple which is built thousands of years ago and is dedicated to Hindu war God Kartikeya (Lord Murugan).It is a picturesque location with the luscious Western Ghats at the background and charming lakes at its foothills. Palani witness myriads of pilgrims every year. The place is also dotted with enchanting hills, ancient temples, enticing waterfalls, marvelous lakes, thick green forests, and amazing wildlife sanctuary that attract a lot of tourists as well.The Palani Murugan Temple is of great spiritual significance where the idol is believed to have been made with a mixture of nine poisons (navapashanam) that have medicinal qualities.
Tiruchendur is filled with many temples which complements the beauty of this place. Located near the sea, this place was hit by Tsunami on December 26, 2004. It is believed that it was saved by the blessings of Lord Murugan who resides in the Thiruchendur temple situated near the sea shores. Other than the beautiful temples, this place is also famous for many tourist attractions sites like Panchalam Kuridhi Fort, and Tuticorin.
Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of India which unites the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean & the Arabian Sea. The confluence of the seas is termed as “Triveni Sangamam”.Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises & sunsets & beaches with color sands. On a fullmoon day, one can witnesss the Sun & the Moon simultaneously on the two extremes(Arabian Sea & Bay of Bengal). Other attractions of this town are Kumari Amman temple, Vivekananda Rock.
Valluvar Kottam, Marina Beach, Guindy Snake Park, Birla Planetarium, Kapaleeswarar temple, Crocodile Bank, St George Fort.Night Stay : Chennai Hotels.
Kamatchi amman temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Five Rathas, Cave Temple, Arjunan’s Penance.Night Stay : Mahabalipuram Hotels.
Natarajar Temple, Uppiliyappan Koil, Thirukadaiyur, Thirunageswaram, Thirumanajeri, Patteswaram, Alangudi, Suriyanar Kovil, Kanchanur, Vaitheeswaran Temple, Swami malai, Thirukarukavur, Tirunallaru.Night Stay : Kumbakonam Hotels.
Uppiliyappan Koil, Thirukadaiyur, Thirunageswaram, Thirumanajeri, Patteswaram, Alangudi, Suriyanar Kovil, Kanchanur, Vaitheeswaran Temple, Swami malai, Thirukarukavur, Tirunallaru. Night Stay : Kumbakonam Hotels.
Brahadeeswarar Temple, Tanjore Palace, Museum. Night Stay : Thanjavur Hotels.
Rockfort, Renganathasamy Temple(Srirangam), Samayapuram, Tiruvanaikaval. Night Stay : Trichy Hotels.
Pamban Bridge, Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Ramar Patham, Kothandaramaswamy Temple, Agni Theertham, Dhanuskodi, Hanuman Temple, Floating Stone. Night Stay : Rameswaram Hotels.
Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Alazhar Temple, Palamudhircholai, Thiruparankundram, Mariamman Water Tank, Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.Night Stay : Madurai Hotels.
Lord Murugan Temple. Night Stay : Madurai Hotels.
Lord Murugan Temple, Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Museum, Vivekanandar Rock, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Sunset View Point, Suchindram, Wax Museum. Night Stay : Kanyakumari Hotels.
Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Museum, Vivekanandar Rock, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Sunset View Point, Suchindram, Wax Museum. Tour Ends with Spiritual memories !!!