Tamil Nadu and Tirupathi Tour
South India Tour starts from our Chennai.Travelers proceeding towards Andhra pradesh famous lord Balaji temple located at Tirupathi. Then to Thiruvannamalai Annamalaiyar Temple, Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Palani Thandhayuthapani Murugan Temple.Chennai is the city where hope always survives. Chennai is a self-made city and a classic combination of tradition and modern culture.
Tour the destinations of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, feel rejuvenation with the mesmerizing beauty of the regions.
Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.
Meal Plan as per the itinerary.
Assisstance of driver cum guide.
All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.
Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.
International airfare and airport taxes.
All Entrances fees
Tips and porter charges
Any other services not specified above
Lord Murugan's Arupadai Veedu
1. Subramanya Swamy Temple at Thiruparankunram
Thirupankunram is located on the outskirts of Madurai on a hillock where Lord Murugan married Indran's daughter Deivanai. This is the first of the Arupadaiveedu (armory house). Of the Six Padai Veedu temples, this is the only temple where abishekam is performed for Vel instead of Lord Murugan. The Lord is praised by Saints Nakkeerar and Arunagirinathar.
2. Subramanya Swamy Temple at Thiruchendur
Thiruchendur alone is situated in the seashore and the rest are all situated in hills. Lord Murugan goes for battle and stays with his army is called "Padai Veedu". Hence, Thiruchendur is the only place where Lord Murugan with his army stayed, when he went to destroy Demon Soorapadman. The temple commemorates the event, "Soorasamharam" in a grand manner every year.
3. Dandayuthapani Swamy Temple at Pazhani
Pazhani is situated in Dindigul District, on the Palani hill bottom called Thiruaavinankudi, where the temple deity is known as "Kuzhanthai Velayuthaswami". Palani also has the scriptural name as Pothigai. Lord Dhandayuthapani is the main deity, in a meditating state. Here, the main deity is made out of Navabashanam and was created and established by Siddhar Bhogar. This is the place where Murugan resided after his feud with his family over a divine fruit.
4. Swaminatha Swamy Temple at Swamimalai
Swamimalai is located at just 5 kms away from Kumbakonam, the temple is built on an artificial hill. There are 60 steps to reach the hill temple representing the 60 Tamil Years. The temple commemorates the incident where Murugan explained the essence of the pranava mantram “Om” to his father Lord Shiva. Swamimalai is the 4th Padiaveedu of Lord Murugan. As the Lord was a Guru to his father Lord Shiva, the place is revered as Gurumalai and Swamimalai.
5. Subramanya Swamy Temple at Thiruthani
Thirutani is located at 75 kms from Chennai, Murugan reclaimed his inner peace after waging a war with Demon Soorapadman. The hill temple has 365 steps representing the days of a year Lord Murugan met Valli near to this place and married her in this place. The place was called Thiruthanigai earlier and the name now changed as Thiruthani.
6. Subramanya Swamy Temple at Pazhamudircholai
Pazhamudircholai is locates at 20 kms from Madurai and located on Solaimalai . Out of the six Arupadai Veedu temples, this is the only place where he graces the devotees with his consorts Valli and Deivanai.
Tirumala is a pilgrimage center of great significance and is visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. Venkateswara, or Srinivasa or Balaji as the presiding deity Vishnu is known, is enshrined in this temple, located on a range of the Eastern Ghats, called the Seven Hills.It is an ancient temple and its glory has been sung by the saints of the yesteryears. Said to be the richest temple in India, this temple is a vibrant cultural and philanthropic institution with a grand history spanning several centuries.
1.Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the holiest sites in Tirupati. It is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is worshiped here as Padmavathi. Having a great religious significance like Tirupati Temple, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is visited by a large number of devotees throughout the year.Since Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the famous holy shrines in Tirupati, it witnesses a huge footfall throughout the year. Devotees from various regions pay a visit to this enchanting and holy shrine on a large scale.
Horsley Hills, the famous hill Station in Andhra Pradesh is 144 km from Tirupati. The shady slopes are wooded with luxurious vegetation.The journey to Horsley Hills is exciting as one gets to see thick verdure of various species of plants and wild animals. Covering the entire stretch of narrow road are dense growth of Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar and many other species. The natural beauty of the Horsley Hills is indeed irresistible. The Horsley Hills have been a popular refuge for the sun-scorched souls since long .The Mallamma temple is another major tourist attraction at Horsley Hills that is worth visiting.
3. Kailasanatha Kona
The lovely Kailasanatha Kona is a natural and perennial waterfall located in Nagiri Hills near Puttur Kailasakona Falls is considered by many as sacred and is believed to be enriched with minerals & also possessing curative properties. One of the chief attractions of Kailasakona Waterfalls is the small temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati which is frequented by the tourists who come here. It is Believed that a bath at this mineral rich waterfalls.
The white waters spilling down from a great height is simply alluring. Talakona Waterfalls is one such appealing attraction in the district of Chittoor. Surrounded by dense and arresting woods, this waterfall is a must-visit destination. Visiting Talakona Waterfalls and spending a few hours is enough to reinvigorate the tired senses.
5. Rock Garden
The Rock Garden of Tirupati is one of the must-visit destinations in Andhra Pradesh. It lies in Tirumala Hills that are considered as sacred in the region. This rock garden is said to be a sacred site because according to the legends, it is the place from where Lord Vishnu ascended for Vaikunth Dham. Another legend says that it is the height of the deity in Tirumala Temple measures the same as the height of the religious arch.
1. SRI KALAHASTEESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE
The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the important ancient Shiva temples of Southern India. Rahu Kala Dosha parihara pooja is the importance which can be performed by ourselves under the guidance of temple priests. Temple priest announces during pooja that their is no need of leaving the clothes weared during the pooja in the temple premises which was a belief practiced.
2. SRI KALAHASTHI
One of the oldest shiva temple on the banks of river swarnamukhi.The name refers:Sri means spider,Kala means snake and Hasti means elephant, which once worshipped shiva lingam and attained moksha.piligrims throng the place to perform Rahu Kethu Pooja. The place is around 40 Kms from Tirupathi.
3. BHAKTA KANNAPPA TEMPLE
Steep climb of 258 steps from the walkway which is 53steps from the road level take you to the top. The climb offers you lovely and interesting views of the Shiva Temple, River Swarnamukhi and the town. The walkway is dotted with Nadaswara and Tavil artists practicing different compositions in different ragas at the same time. The temple is tiny and lovely with a statue of Kannapa and Shiva in the temple.
4. PRASANNA VARADARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE
Sri Lord Venkateswara swamy devalayam is very clean and big historical temple 16th AD temple. Temple inside is of great religious and architectural importance.
5. SAHASRA LINGA TEMPLE
Sahasra Linga Temple is located at a distance of 8 Kms from kalahasthi on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. Situated amidst forest, has a beautiful backdrop and our hearts are filled with great sense of devotion.The Sahasra (meaning thousand) Lingas are carved from the same Idol (Stone)..That is all the Sahasra Lingas are within a single stone.
6. BHARADWAJA TIRTHAM
Its a gurgling stream of water known as 'Bharadwaja Tirtham' is situated at a distance of about 6 Kms from the main temple. It is well known for its imposing look. This tank houses a beautiful statue of Lord Vinayaka, which makes the environment more pleasure.
This Thapo Vinayaka idol in the middle of the tank is simply marvelous and gives one with a grand impression.