16,599 /- (Onwards per person)

  • Tour Code : SC 05
  • 5 D / 4 N
  • Departure : (06:00 Hrs.)
  • Holiday Category :
    Holiday Packages
  • Holiday Type :
    Family, Pilgrimage, Senior Citizen, Student
  • States :
    Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry
  • Places Covered :
    Kumbakonam, Murugan Temple, Shukra Temple, Sun Temple, Budha Temple, Vaitheeswaran Temple, Shani Temple, Kethu Temple, Guru Temple, Moon Temple, Rahu Temple, Pondicherry
  • Note :
    All distance and timings featured are approximate. All tours are subject to terms and conditions as mentioned in our brochures. Tour Code SC 05 This tour Single Adult in a room has to pay extra Rs. 5,600-in Standard & Rs. 8,700 - in Deluxe Packages Prices are valid till March 2017.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1
Chennai - Vaitheeswran Koil - Kumbakonam

Pick-up from Chennai Airport / Railway station. Fresh up and proceed to Vaitheeswaran koil (275 kms. / 4 hrs.) visit Angaraka Temple (Angaraka / Mars) (15 kms.), Thiruvengadu Temple (Budha / Mercury) (10 kms.), Kezhaperumpallam Temple (Kethu) (7 kms.)- Kumbakonam (56 kms.).

Night Stay

  • kumbakonam
Day 2
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam - Thirunallar Temple (Shani / Saturn) (57 kms.) Alangudi Temple (Guru / Jupiter) (73 kms.), Thingalur Temple (Chandra / Moon) (48 kms.), Suriyanaar Koil (Surya / Sun) (46 kms.) and back to Kumbakonam (15 kms.).

Night Stay

  • Kumbakonam
Day 3
Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Murugan Temple (One of the six abodes of Subramanya Swamy Temple), Thirunageswaram Rahu Temple - (Rahu) (6 kms.) , and Kanchanur Temple (Sukra / Venus) (27 kms.) and back to Kumabakonam (27 kms.).

Night Stay

  • Kumbakonam
Day 4
Kumbakonam - Chidambaram - Pitchavaram - Pondicherry

After breakfast departure to Pondicherry (135 kms. / 3 hrs.). Enroute visit Chidambaram - Lord Nataraja Temple. The cosmic dancer (Lord Shiva), Pitchavaram - A place of rare scenic beauty with its serene Back waters. Transfer to Hotel. Local visits Aurobindo Ashram, Ganesh Mandir, and enjoy the evening in the Beach.

Night Stay

  • Pondicherry
Day 5
Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

After breakfast Check-out from Hotel and departure to Chennai (162 kms. / 3.5 hrs.). Enroute visit Mahabalipurm (Pallava’s Panch Rathas, Arjun Shilanyas).

  • Tour Concludes

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transport by Non A.C vehicle in Standard package & A.C vehicle in Deluxe Package as per the above itinerary. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basisIn case of 3 persons a room with one extra bed will be provided All Road taxes,Toll taxes & Parking fee. Driver Reward.
  • Exclusions

  • Air Train fare. Guide & Entry fee during sight seeing Boating Horse ride etc. Portages, Laundry, Food, Tips, Liquor exp. A.C Supplement charges for vehicle Rs. 2,250- and 5% GST. Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
  • Date & Price Info

    Tour Price

    Type of Vehicles Apr-2017 To Mar-2018
    Standard Deluxe Luxury
    Car 2 Pax 16,599/- 19,999/- 22,799/-
    3 Pax 11,899/- 14,999/- 17,699/-
    4 Pax 10,899/- 14,399/- 17,199/-
    Innova 4 Pax 11,999/- 15,399/- 18,199/-
    5 Pax 10,099/- 13,299/- 16,099/-
    6 Pax 9,799/- 13,199/- 15,999/-
    7 Pax 8,699/- 11,999/- 14,799/-
    Tempo Traveller 7 Pax 9,299/- 12,599/- 15,399/-
    8 Pax 9,199/- 12,499/- 15,299/-
    9 Pax 8,399/- 11,699/- 14,499/-
    Child Without Mattress (6-11 Yrs.) 1 Pax 7,199/- 9,229/- 10,899/-
    Child With Mattress (6-11 Yrs.) 1 Pax 8,399/- 10,799/- 12,699/-

    Note: Govt. GST @5.00% applicable.

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    Payment Terms

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    Tour Requirements

    • For Adults - Photo identification in the form of Voters ID / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving Licence / Ration card
    • For students - Photo identification in the form of Passport / Aadhar Card / PAN card Carry original as well as 2 photocopies of school or college Photo Identity card
    • For Infants - Carry 2 passport sized photographs

    Things to Carry

    • Mobile phone with appropriate sim card
    • Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry sun screen lotion, hand sanitizer, sun glasses, cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc. and woollens if needed
    • If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription

    Weather

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    Shopping

    • Stone and Wooden artifacts, soapstone’s, Granite sculptures, Bangles , Ornaments made out of conches and sea shells. Tulsi, sandal, crystal and pearl bead ornaments, Fabrics & Sarees, Handlooms, Handicrafts

    Places Covered

    Kumbakonam

    Kumbakonam

    Kumbakonam is a town, located 40 kilometres from Thanjavur in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Kumbakonam taluk and is is bounded by two rivers, the Kaveri River to the north and Arasalar River to the south. Kumbakonam dates back to the Sangam period and was ruled by the Early Cholas, Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire and the Thanjavur Marathas. It rose to be a prominent city between the 7th and 9th centuries AD. The town reached the zenith of its prosperity during the British Raj, being a prominent centre of European education and Hindu culture.

    Murugan Temple

    Murugan Temple

    Swamimalai Murugan Temple is located in the township of Swamimalai on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery. It is located 250 km from Chennai and is near to Thanjavur. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, believed to be the six main abodes of Muruga as according to Hindu belief, Swamimalai is where Muruga preached "Pranava mantra" to his own father. Though this temple is considered as one of the Arupadaiveedu of Lord Muruga, the real Padaiveedu lies at a place called 'Thiruveragam'. In Swamimalai, Lord Muruga is known as "Swaminatha Swami". The temple has been built on an artificial hill.

    Shukra Temple

    Shukra Temple

    Sukra in Sanskrit means clean or pure. And that’s what Shukra stand for. Kanchanur temple or the Sukra Navagrahasthalam is one of the Navagraha temples at Thanjavur. Kanchanur Temple, also known as Bhrammapuri is situated in the vicinity of Thiruvavaduthurai near Kumbakonam. Kanchanur Temple, associated with Sukhran or the Venus, is famous for the festivals such as Mahasivarathri and Navarathri. It is believed that Lord Shiva blessed Parasaramuni with his Mukti Thandavam at the same place.

    Sun Temple

    Sun Temple

    Surya is one of the great powers of universe and according to Hindu religion the lord Sun is a power house of radiance or exhausting energy. It is a source of light and from the ancient time, it is believed that sun is form of Supreme Power. According to great Hindu epics, lord Sun is one of the most worshiped deities of universe. A beautiful temple of Surya Bhagwan at Suiyanaar Koil is located in Tamilnadu. This temple is one of the Navgraha temples of planet and also known as Surayanarayan Temple. During festivals, this temple adorned beautifully.

    Budha Temple

    Budha Temple

    Budha (Mercury) planet is the child of Chandra and Tara. He was married to Ida, the daughter of Manu, and Pururava is believed to be his child. The ancient temple of Budh is situated between Kaveri and Manikarnika Rivers, in Thiruvenkadu, 20 in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvenkadu literally means white and is believed a place, which has been named after Lord Indra’s elephant, Airawat. The place has been considered as sacred and has been referred in Shilappadikaram as well as in Valmiki Ramayan. The present day temple of lord Budha was constructed by Chola rulers.

    Vaitheeswaran Temple

    Vaitheeswaran Temple

    Vaitheeswaran Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran, here and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. It is one of the nine Navagraha temples associated with the planet Angaraka. The village is also known for palm leaf astrology, located 27 km from Chidambaram and 110 km from Thanjavur. The holy waters within the temple complex contain nectar and a holy dip is believed to cure all diseases. The temple is revered by the Tevaram hymns of 7th century Saiva nayanars, famous Tamil saint poets and is also classified as a temple revered by the nayanars.

    Shani Temple

    Shani Temple

    Lord Shani Bhagavan, can be rightly described as the disciplinarian among the Navagrahas as he sculpts to perfection. Despite being one of the noted temples of Lord Shiva, Thirunallaru is better known as the abode of lord Shani. People afflicted by Sadhe Sati and those, who are going through the phase of Shani Dasa flock here to offer prayers to Shani. Thirunallar is located 5 kilometers west of Karaikal and is also one of the seven temples, 'Saptha Vidanga Sthalams', located near Thanjavur.

    Kethu Temple

    Kethu Temple

    Keezhaperumpallam is situated in the vicinity of Tiruvenkaadu near Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. The temple was built by Chola Kings as a place of remedies for the afflictions of the nodes Rahu and Ketu. The presiding deity here is Lord Valampurinatha. There is small shrine dedicated to Lord Nagaraja and idol of Ketu is visible throught the entrance. This is an ancient Saivaite shrine, where Ketu faces West in the Northern corridor. The signification of Ketu is salvation, sight, property, land, gold, vehicle, fame, wife, children, knowledge, business and unexpected gains.

    Guru Temple

    Guru Temple

    Guru Temple, also known as Lord Dakshinamurthy Temple is located at Alangudi. Lord Guru Bhagavan is referred to the planet Jupiter, and Alangudi is the "Guru Stalam" dedicated to the planet Jupiter. Thursday is considered an auspisious day for Lord Guru. The temple is known as the Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar temple where the main deity is god of gods, Lord Shiva. There are also diety's of Lord Murugan with his consorts and Goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi. Legend has it that Alangudi is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison as emitted during the churning of Sea of milk.

    Moon Temple

    Moon Temple

    There is an interesting legend behind the temple dedicated to Lord Chandra, which is also known as Thingalur Temple. Lord Chandra married twenty seven daughters of DakshaPrajapati, but was in love with only one, Rohini. Daksha tried to correct Chandra, but he refused to change, so he cursed Chandra to fade into oblivion in every month. In Hindu astrology, Chandra represents softness, sensitivity, emotions, imagination and removes sorrow, ruling the mind.

    Rahu Temple

    Rahu Temple

    Naganathaswamy Temple or Rahu Temple is one of the 9 Navagraha Temples in Tamil Nadu, associated to Lord Rahu. Rahu Temple or Sri Naganathaswamy Temple is located at Tirunageswaram, which is 7 km east of Kumbakonam in Thanjavur. The main presiding deity of Thirunageswaram Rahu Temple is Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvathi. Rahu Bhagavan is seen with his two consorts. Sri Naganathaswamy Temple is one where Lord Shiva was worshipped by Rahu and got relived of a long lasting curse. A unique feature temple is that Lord Rahu is seen with human face while everywhere else Rahu is worshipped with a serpent face.

    Pondicherry

    Pondicherry

    Pondicherry is an urban agglomeration and is affectionately known as Pondy. It has been officially known by the alternative name Puducherry since 2006. The geography of Pondicherry is the same as that of coastal Tamil Nadu as its average elevation is at sea level, and a number of sea inlets can be found. Pondicherry experiences coastal erosion and is protected against the sea by a 1.25 mile (long seawall. A weather-beaten cement plaque with the year 1952 is still visible along a section of the seawall, which is protected from the direct onslaught of waves by rows of granite boulders.

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