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Pancha Bhoota Temple Tour

  • Titupati 1 Night
  • Kanchipuram 1 night
  • Tiruvannamalai night
  • Trichy 1 night
  • Chidambaram 1 night
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Indus Holidays Best Seller
Suitable for

Family/Groups

Duration

5 Nights 6 Days

Category

Temple/Heritage

Package type

Customisable

This journey takes you on a fascinating discovery of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas. These venerated sites are Ancient Shiva Temples each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature -earth, water, wind, sky and fire. All located in South India, this trip has the potential for

Starting from

20000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Temple
  • Architecture
  • Pilgrimage
  • The route is planned in a fashion that you get early morning darshan at each of the Five Temples
  • A memorable evening at the Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram is also on the cards
  • Make best of your trip to Kanchipuram to purchase the famous silk sarees
  • Along the way visit other famous heritage sites like Thanjavur and revered temples like Srirangam and Tirupati.
  • Get amazed by the detailed stone work at on the Gateway some of the most ancient temples of India

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Tour Summary

  • 6 Days
  • 5 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 -Chennai arrival - Kalahasti
  • Day 2 - Explore Kanchipuram
  • Day 3 - Kanchipuram - Tiruvannamalai
  • Day 4 - Tiruvannamalai - Trichy
  • Day 5 - Trichy-Chidambaram
  • Day 6 - Departure from Chennai

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Chennai to Kalahasti
  • 4 hrs
  • 400 kms

Start the Panchabhoota temple tour with Kalahastishwarar temple which is considered a self-manifested lingam. The flickering flame in the inner sanctum all year round is a miraculous indicator of the presence of Vayu (Air).

  • Our representative will meet you at Chennai airport from where we begin our tour to the famous Panchabhoota temples.
  • Start with Kalahasti temple near Tirupati, where Lord Siva is worshiped in the form of air.
  • The temple is also regarded as Rahu-Ketu kshetra and Dakshina Kasi.
  • This ancient site traces its history to the 5th century. The unique shape of the lingam has an interesting legend behind it.
  • Consider performing Rahu-Ketu Pooja which is considered as the most important offering here.
  • Optionally, you may also visit Tirupati Balaji temple, if you wish to.
  • Relax for the night in your hotel at Tirupati.

Stay at Tirupati

Raj Park

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Rahu-Ketu pooja is one of the most improtant offering at Kalahasti.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kalahasti

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Day 2

  • Kalahasti to Kanchipuram
  • 4 hrs
  • 160 kms

Today, Head to Kanchipuram. We walk into one of the most important spiritual centres of Hinduism. Kanchipuram was ancient capital of the Pallavas (7th century), Cholas and the Vijaynagara Empire.

  • Visit the Kailasanathar Temple: The oldest temple in Kanchi (Optional).
  • It reflects the freshness and simplicity of the early Dravidian style of temple architecture of the 8th century.
  • Explore this sandstone compound and admire the fascinating carvings, including half-animal deities that were popular during that period.
  • Explore the Ekambareswarar Temple, the largest temple in Kanchi associated with the element of earth.
  • This Temple features a 59 meter high gopuram (gateway tower), a hallway with a thousand pillars and a 3,500 year old mango tree whose branches are said to yield four different types of mangoes.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel

Stay at Kanchipuram

Srihari Residency

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The town once called 'a city of thousand temples’. Kanchipuram is now famous for its handloom silk sarees.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kanchipuram

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Day 3

  • Kanchipuram to Tiruvannamalai
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 130 kms

Set off on a journey to the spiritual hub of Tiruvannamalai at the base of the majestic mountain. Lord Siva is said to have manifested in the form of Agni or fire ins Arunachaleswar temple, here in Tiruvannamalai.

  • On reaching Tiruvannamalai, check in to your hotel and relax for an hour.
  • Explore the Arunachaleswar Temple: One of the largest temple complexes in India.
  • This 10-hectare temple has its oldest parts tracing back to the 9th century.
  • Also see a thousand-pillared hall and get blessed by the temple elephant.
  • The biggest attraction is the East gopuram (gateway tower) which is 271ft tall making it second tallest in the country.
  • Spend the evening at Ramana Ashram, the ashram of the most revered of Indian Saints.
  • This tranquil ashram draws devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of the first Hindu gurus to gain an international following during the 1930s.
  • Visit the old and new halls and the Samadhi where the guru’s body is enshrined. If interested join a mediation/ satsung.
  • Enjoy your dinner and relax for the night at your hotel.

Stay at Tiruvannamalai

Hotel Ramakrishna

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

 

Every full moon day, many devotees perform 'Girivalam' or Circumambulation of the holy mountain at Thiruvannamalai.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Thiruvannamalai

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Day 4

  • Tiruvannamalai to Trichy
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 200 kms

Today morning after a lovely breakfast at your hotel and by 9 am we begin our journey covering Trichy temples. Trichy is famous for Jambukeshwara temple that celebrates Lord Shiva's water effect

 

  • On arrival at Trichy , visit Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeshwara Temple for the darshan of Appu linga, the water effect.
  • The sanctum of Jambukeshwara has a natural underground water stream which inspite of pumping water out, is always filled with water.
  • The small entrances and unique rituals in this temple have a link with its legend.
  • Then head to Srirangam to visit Sri Ranganathaswamy temple (Optional).
  • With an area of 160 acres, this reclining Vishnu shrine has 21 towers and fifty shrines.
  • This temple also features a hall of thousand pillars with sculpture of riders on horses
  • Among other attractions is the art museum near the 5th gateway which has a worthwhile collection of ivory figurines.
  • Visit the Rockfort Temple: Cave temples perched on a 83 m high rock ( Optional).
  • There are close to 600 steps to climb to reach the top.
  • There are multiple shrines and caves along the way. The top will give you a beautiful aerial view of Trichy.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel

Stay at Trichy

Hotel King Paradise

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Srirangam temple is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Trichy

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Day 5

  • Trichy to Chidambaram
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 180 kms

The next and the final destination of our Pancha bhoota tour is Chidambaram Nataraja temple where Lord denotes the sky. The temple also is a Dravidian architectural fantasy too.

  • After breakfast, we travel to Chidambaram.
  • Optionally consider exploring Thanjur on your way to Chidambaram.
  • Visit temple of Natarajar in Chitambaram where Shiva is worshipped as a cosmic dancer.
  • The east passageway of the temple is carved with 108 sacred postures which inspired the classical dance form called Bharthanatyam.
  • The architecture is Chola style.
  • Explore the Pichavaram mangrove forests on the outskirts by boat if time permits.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel in Chidambaram.

Stay at Chidambaram

Hotel Saradharam

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Natrajar temple is the only temple where a brass idol of Shiva is worshipped

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Chidambaram

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Day 6

  • Departure from Chennai
  • 5.5 hrs
  • 250 kms

Today is the last day of your tour. Head to Chennai, the largest city in South India. Established in 1639 as one of four divisions of the country under Imperial British rule, it is today is a significant gateway to southern India.

  • Check-out after breakfast and head to Chennai.
  • You may consider a quick tour of Chennai City.
  • Chennai has some old temples and churches known for their architecture.
  • Consider spending some time at the famous Marina beach.
  • We will drop you at the airport on time for your departure flight with memories to last for a lifetime.

Departure from Chennai

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Marina Beach in Chennai is one of the largest beaches in the world.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Chennai

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  • Titupati 1 Night
  • Kanchipuram 1 night
  • Tiruvannamalai night
  • Trichy 1 night
  • Chidambaram 1 night

5 Nights Economy Package

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20000 / person

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5 Nights Deluxe Package

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23000 / person

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5 Nights Luxury Package

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25000 / person

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5 Nights Economy Package for groups

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15000 / person

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Q & A for Pancha Bhoota Temple Tour (5 Nights) by Indus Holidays

Can I customise my itinerary with a few stays of my choice?

Answered by Prasanth Madhavan

Definitely! As we specialise in customised holiday planning to Kerala & South India for the last 20 years, we can offer almost any stay option. We have long-standing direct relationships with resorts, homestays & hotels in this region which allow us to deliver privilege services at unbeatable rates.

If you want to change the stay options in our offers, your trip designer will work with you till you are happy with the package. More importantly, our experts give you unbiased insights and highlights of each stay option from direct experience to help you make better choices.

What is the holiday booking procedure?

Answered by Nisha Vinod

You can submit an enquiry here anytime or contact our destination experts directly. One of Indus’ Trip Designers will call you back to understand your requirement and will make an offer within 2 hours. Our experts will also make suitable recommendations on stay options, day activities, itinerary options and transportation to assist you further in customising the holiday to your requirements. Once it is perfect, send a confirmation and we will take care of the rest.

What are the payment options you offer?

Answered by Goldin Syriac

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI. Service charges from the bank may be applicable on select payment methods.

Can my driver speak hindi? Do you offer taxi services only?

Answered by Divya Hrishikesh

Yes, our transportation team carefully chooses and trains our driver partners to deliver the high touch experiences we offer. They are highly co-operative, friendly and can speak in hindi and English. You will also find our cabs to be well maintained, safe and reliable.

When you book hotels, activities and taxi together with Indus, we will be able to offer you a better overall deal than what you get directly. Also you get the added benefit of Indus’ responsive customer relations team for on-tour support. So, currently our trained drivers are available only for our package customers.