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  • Day 1: Arrival Chennai, transfer to hotel in Mahabalipuram

  • Day 2: Directly on the beach is the Sea-shore Temple (8th century). He belongs to the oldest freestanding stone temples of South India. The Five Rathas, a group of five monolithic temples. The descent of the Ganga (perhaps the largest) rock relief in the world. "Butterball Krishnas", a huge rock ball lying on a rocky ridge

  • Day 3: Drive to Pondycherry. On the way Auroville is the model city for a utopian living, life and consciousness experiment. Auroville is a green oasis; and the ideal place to arrive gently in the powerful India.

  • Day 4: Take the Riksha through the Francis Quarter of Pondycherry, visit the Basilica of Sacred Heart and the Ganesha Temple and then visit the Sri Aurobindo House.

  • Day 5: Drive to Vaiteeswaran Kovil. On the way lies the towering attraction of Chidambaram. It is the Nataraja Temple. It is dedicated to the god Shiva in his appearance as Nataraja ("King of Dance"), and is considered one of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu and the whole of India besides the temples in Tiruvannamalai, Madurai and Srirangam.

  • Day 6: Vaitheeswaran Kovil is a very sacred place. The temple water is said to cure skin diseases. Nadi Astrology is a form of Hindu astrology. It is based on the conviction that the past, present, and future lives of all people were foreseen by the wise men of ancient Hindus.

  • Day 7: Stop in Kumbakonam, a major temple city. According to history, the pot (kumbha) was washed away with the potion of immortality (Amrita) from the world mountain Meru and landed in the place of Kumbakonam. God Shiva had then destroyed with an arrow the vessel and then formed from the shards a Linga, which is said to stand today in the Kumbareshwara Temple. Where the immortality potion flowed is today the temple pond.

  • Day 7: Arrival at the hotel in Thanjavur. Relax and free time.

  • Day 8: Thanjavur is famous for the Shiva dedicated to Brihadishvara Temple. The building is considered the pinnacle of medieval architecture and is one of three "great temples of the Chola dynasty" a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Day 9: Depart Thanjavur for Chettinadu, where you drive by bull car through the picturesque and sleepy Chettinad, known for its 19th century mansions.

  • Day 10: Drive to Rameswaram - walk the streets and with luck you can see some rituals on the beach.

 

  • Day 11: Today you drive by jeep to Dhanushkodi and visit the small village destroyed by the cyclone.

  • Day 12: Today we drive to Madurai with stop at the Jasmine Market, then visit the Tirumalai Nayak Palace. You ride the riksha through Madurai. They stop at the Banana Market and see a traditional ceremony at the Sri Meenakshi Temple in the evening.

  • Day 13: The Rock Fort is a fortress built on the steep 83 meter high cliff, at the foot of which lies the old town of Tiruchirappalli. The temple of Thayumanavaswami, dedicated to the god Shiva halfway up the cliff, is one of the holy places of Shaivism. High up at the top of the rock is the temple dedicated to the god Ganesha, Uchi Pillayar. If you climb the 437 stairs to the summit, you have a great view of Tiruchirappalli and the Temple of Srirangam.

 

  • Day 14: In Tiruvanmalai, there is the mighty Arunachaleswara Temple - one of the largest in South India.

  • Day 15: The 14 km long spiritual path around the legendary and sacred mountain Arunachala.

  • Day 16: In Vellore itself is a fortress from the 16th century. which is surrounded by a moat. In the fort stands the Jalagandeswarar Temple from the time of Vijayanagar rule over the city.

  • Day 17: Early in the morning you will see the prominent Golden Temple of 'Sripuram' and the Lakshmi Narayani Temple, which houses the deity Sri Lakshmi Narayani (wife of Vishnu Narayana).

  • Day 18: After Vellore we stop in Kanchipuram, one of the oldest cities in South India. It is one of the seven sacred places of Hinduism; and is an important pilgrimage site where Shiva and Vishnu are equally worshiped.

  • Day 18: Srikalahasti. The evening is at leisure

  • Day 19: The Srikalahasti Temple is famous for Vayu Linge, one of the Panchabhoota Stahlams representing wind. The temple is also considered Rahu-Ketu-kshetra and Dakshina Kailasam. Lord Shiva is worshiped in his aspect as Vayu as Kalahasteeswara.

  • Day 20: Chennai - Flight to Germany

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