PILGRIMAGE TOUR

10d

Tirupati – Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Madurai – Rameswaram – Kanyakumari

PILGRIMAGE TOUR
Places

Tirupati – Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Madurai – Rameswaram – Kanyakumari

Duration
10d
Region
South India
Experience
History, Spiritual, Temples

Tour Itinerary

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DAY 01
TIRUPATHI
DAY 02
TIRUPATI- BANGALORE ( 250 KMS / 5 HRS)
DAY 03
BANGALORE – MYSORE (140 KMS / 3.5HRS)
DAY 04
MYSORE – OOTY ( 160 KMS / 4.5HRS)
DAY 05
OOTY
DAY 06
OOTY – MADURAI (280 KMS / 06 HRS)
DAY 07
MADURAI
DAY 08
MADURAI – RAMESWARAM ( 180 KMS / 4HRS )
DAY 09
RAMESWARAM – KANYAKUMARI ( 330 KMS / 8HRS )
DAY 10
KANYAKUMARI – DEPART TRIVANDRUM

DAY 01

TIRUPATHI

Upon Arrival at Tirupati, you will be met and assisted by Splendour Holidays representative and transferred to hotel for Check in.

Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of the Indian state Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills at an elevation of 853 metres (2,799 ft). One of the most important pilgrimage centers in the World, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotel in Tirupati

  • Standard Hotel - Hotel Fortune Kence - www.fortunehotels.in
  • Superior Hotel - Fortune Grand Ridge - www.fortunehotels.in

DAY 02

TIRUPATI- BANGALORE ( 250 KMS / 5 HRS)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and directly proceed for the sightseeing of Tirupathi.

Visiting Sri Padmavati Samovar Temple, Tiruchanoor, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple, Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple, Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami Temple, Shrinivasa Mangapuram.

Later proceed to Bangalore. Overnight stay at Hotel in Bangalore.

Hotels in Bangalore

  • Standard hotel - Komfort Terraces - www.komfortgrouphotels.com
  • Superior hotel - Hotel Regaalis - www.ushalexushotels.com
  • Deluxe hotel - The Park - www.theparkhotels.com

DAY 03

BANGALORE – MYSORE (140 KMS / 3.5HRS)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and directly proceed for the sightseeing of Bangalore.

Vidhana Soudha ~ This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building which dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park, is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat.Cubbon Park ~ Situated in the heart of the Bangalore city, the park was laid by Lord Cubbon in the year 1864. Also inside Cubbon Park is the state library. The Bull Temple ~ The Bull Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva/’s Vahana (vehicle), Nandi the bull. Lal Bagh ~ A botanical garden which houses over 1000 species of flora which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs.

Later continue driving to Mysore. On arrival, check in at the hotel.

Later, in the evening visit Brindavan Gardens lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam (KRS Dam) which is built across the river Kaveri. A dam at the length of 8600 ft. and height of 130 ft. above the river bed was built below the confluence of the three rivers – Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshmanateertha in 1924

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotels in Mysore

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Sandesh Prince - www.sandeshtheprince.com
  • Superior hotel - Hotel Regaalis - www.ushalexushotels.com
  • Deluxe hotel - The Quorum managed by Park hotels - www.theparkhotels.com

DAY 04

MYSORE – OOTY ( 160 KMS / 4.5HRS)

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Ooty.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the

Hotels in Ooty

  • Standard Hotel - Deccan Park - www.hoteldeccanpark.com
  • Superior Hotel - Taj Savoy Hotel - www.tajhotels.com

DAY 05

OOTY

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later, proceed for short tour of Ooty.

Visit, Botanical Garden Lush green well maintained lawns, rare tree species (like the cork tree which is probably the only such tree in India, the paper bark tree and the monkey puzzle tree - monkeys cannot climb this tree), a 20 million year old fossilized tree, an Italian-style garden bordering a clear pool, a vast variety of flowering bushes and plants in myriad hues (exotic and ornamental), fern house with a vast range of ferns and orchids, are some of the many highlights of this garden. Ooty Lake, is an artificial lake, formed by John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty, in 1824. The artificial lake was formed by the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley. Thottapetta watch the panoramic view of the landscape.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Hotels in Ooty

  • Standard Hotel - Deccan Park - www.hoteldeccanpark.com
  • Superior Hotel - Taj Savoy Hotel - www.tajhotels.com

DAY 06

OOTY – MADURAI (280 KMS / 06 HRS)

After breakfast, leave for Madurai by surface.

Evening, proceed for a Sound and light show.

Overnight at the hotel

Hotels in Madurai

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Jc Residency - www.jcresidency.com
  • Superior hotel - Grt Regency - www.grthotels.com
  • Deluxe hotel - Gateway Hotel Pasumalai - www.thegatewayhotels.com

DAY 07

MADURAI

After breakfast, proceed for a tour of Madura visiting the Meenakshi temple.

Madurai - One of South India's great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. On the day the city was to be named, as Lord shiva blessed the land and its people, divine nectar (Madhu) was showered on the city from his matted locks. This city was henceforth known as Madhurapuri. Madurai is famous for Jasmine Flowers.  

Remaining day at leisure

Overnight Stay at the hotel

Hotels in Madurai

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Jc Residency - www.jcresidency.com
  • Superior hotel - Grt Regency - www.grthotels.com
  • Deluxe hotel - Gateway Hotel Pasumalai - www.thegatewayhotels.com

DAY 08

MADURAI – RAMESWARAM ( 180 KMS / 4HRS )

After breakfast at the hotel, drive from Madurai to Rameshwaram (180kms / 4hrs drive). On arrival check in at the hotel.

Later, proceed for a short sightseeing tour of Rameshwaram.

Rameshwaram is a place where Rama is believed to have worshiped Shiva, and so, a pilgrim to Varanasi is expected to visit Ramesvaram next. Visit Ramalingesvara (or Ramanathasvami ) temple founded by the Cholas. The most remarkable feature of the temple is its pillared mandapas.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotels in Rameshwaram

  • Superior Hotel - Daiwik Hotel - www.daiwikhotels.com

DAY 09

RAMESWARAM – KANYAKUMARI ( 330 KMS / 8HRS )

After breakfast, drive to Kanyakumari ( 320 kms / 7 hrs drive). On arrival check in at the hotel.

Later, proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari visiting the Vattakottai Fort (or "Circular Fort") is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. It was built in the 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom.

Thereafter visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a sacred monument and popular tourist attraction in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters off mainland of Vavathurai, India's southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the great spiritual teacher Swami Vivekananda to Shripada Parai during the month of December 1892 for deep meditation and enlightenment. He swam to this rock and meditated about the past, present and future of India. It is said that he attained enlightenment on the rock, and henceforth became a reformer and philosopher.

Later visit the Tirparappu Waterfalls located in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu state. The Kodayar River makes its descent at Thiruparappu The water fall at this place is about 13km. from Pechiparai dam.. The water falls from a height of nearly 50 feet and the water flows for about seven months in a year. The whole bed above the falls is one rocky mass which extends 250 m upstream where the Thirparappu weir has been constructed for supplying water to the paddy fields. On either side of the river, on the left bank of the river in between the water falls and the weir, there is a temple dedicated to Siva enclosed by strong fortification.

Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotel in Kanyakumari

  • Standard Hotel - Hotel Sparsha - www.sparsaresorts.com

DAY 10

KANYAKUMARI – DEPART TRIVANDRUM

After Breakfast, proceed to Trivandrum airport for your flight back home.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 9 nights on Single/Twin/Triple room basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meeting & Assistance on arrival/departure at Airport and Hotel by Splendour Holidays Representative.
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle for all airport transfers, sightseeing & intercity transfers.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary

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  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
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