Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur Tour Package (02N/03D)

Package Name: Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur Tour Package
Duration: 03 Nights and 04 Days
Places covered: Chidambaram, Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam, Swamimalai and Thanjavur
Transporatation: Exclusive A/c Cab
Day 01 : Chennai - Chidambaram
Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur TourOur representative will welcome you at Chennai Railway Station or Airport drive to Chidambaram - a temple town well known for Thillai Nataraja Temple spread over an area of 40 acres. On arrival at Chidambaram, check in to the hotel and then visit the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja (as a divine dancer) and other deities such as Shivakami Amman, Ganesh, Murugan and Govindaraja Perumal (Vishnu). The Nataraja Temple here is associated with the Pancha Bhoota (five elements) specifically the element of Sky/Space (Akasha). Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Chidambaram - Vaitheeswaran Koil - Mayiladuthurai - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur (Tanjore)
Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur TourMorning, check out the hotel and drive to Vaitheeswaran Kovil or Pullirukkuvelur temple located in Mayiladuthurai district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanathar or Vaitheeswaran meaning the 'God of healing' and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. The temple is associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka), one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples. The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology in Tamil. The holy waters of the Siddhamirtham tank within the temple complex contains nectar, and a holy dip is believed to cure all diseases. Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur TourThen drive to Mayiladuthurai - known for the Mayuranathaswami Temple, a prominent Shaivite shrine. The icon is a lingam and the presiding deity is called Mayuranathar because the Hindu goddess Parvathi worshipped Shiva here in the form of a mayura. Then drive to Kumbakonam - known as a temple city due to the prevalence of a number of temples here. On arrival, visit Adi Kumbeswarar Temple - the oldest Shiva Temple, Mahamaham tank - one of the most prominent landmarks of the town and Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram is one among the three famous temples in Tamil Nadu that were built by the Chola Kings. (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur TourThen proceed to Swamimalai - popular for Swaminathaswamy Temple dedicated to god Murugan. The temple is second abode of Murugan among six (Arupadaiveedugal). The shrine of the presiding deity, Swaminathaswamy is located atop a 60 feet hillock and the shrine of his mother Meenakshi (Parvathi) and father Shiva (Sundareswarar) is located downhill. According to Hindu belief, Swamimalai is where Muruga preached what as called as 'Pranava mantra' to his own father, Shiva, at a young age. Then drive to Thanjavur (Tanjore). On arrival at Thanjavur, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Thanjavur (Tanjore) - Chennai
Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur TourMorning after breakfast, check out the hotel and visit Brihadeeswara Temple, the biggest attraction of Thanjavur and also known as the Big Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). This architectural marvel temple built during 11th century by Raja Raja Chola, the Great Chola emperor. The vimana tower above the sanctum is one of the tallest in South India. Then drive towards Chennai. On arrival at Chennai, you will be transferred to the Airport or Railway Station. Chidambaram - Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thanjavur Tour Package ends with the delightful memories.

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