Day 1: Arrive Chennai
On arrival in Chennai you will be met by our Tour Manager and would be then transferred to the hotel. Over night would be arranged at the hotel in Chennai.
Day 2: Chennai - Thiruthani – Chennai
Drive (90kms / 1.5hours) in the morning to Thiruthani, the hill called Thanikai Malai where Lord Muruga went for leading Life of Meditation is situated here. Lord Murugan is known as Thanikachalam in this holy place of Thiruthani. After the temple visit, drive back to Chennai for overnight stay.
Day 3: Arrive Madurai
Depart for Madurai by flight or train. Upon arrival in Madurai, check-in to hotel. During afternoon, visit to Pazhamuthircholai. Unlike the other five temples, the central shrine of worship is not surrounded by any grand edifice. The temple is composed of three shrines that are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga and Lord Shiva. This temple is surrounded by thick jungle which presents a picturesque view combined with a peaceful and calm atmosphere. At Madurai, you would be visiting yet another abodes of Lord Murugan which is located at Thiruparankundram. The temple offers a scenic view and beauty for the pilgrims visiting this temple and the entire temple is carved out of a rock. Proceed with your overnight stay at Madurai.
Day 4: Madurai - Palani - Madurai
Have breakfast in the morning and then proceed with your drive of (110kms 2.5hours) to Palani. According to mythology, the origin of the temple is based on the story when Lord Shiva decided to offer a mango as a prize to one of the son who encircled the world first. Lord Muruga set off at great pace on his peacock, while Lord Ganesha went round his divine parents indicating that they were the universe, and thereby won the prize Mango. Lord Muruga in his frustration is believed to have left Kailash and took up abode at Palani hills in South India. Lord Muruga preferred to remain a hermit and went in to meditation as a means to know about himself. Drive back to Madurai. Overnight stay again in Madurai.
DAY 5: MADURAI TO THIRUCHENDUR
Drive to Thiruchendur which is the only temple among the six sacred temples of Lord Muruga that is situated near a sea shore rather than a mountain region where the other five temples are located. Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is one of the largest temples in India and also carries the reputation of being one of the most visited temples in India. Located at Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu, the temple attracts huge number of pilgrims yearly. The overnight stay would be arranged at the hotel in Thiruchendur.
Day 6: Drive to Tanjore
The next destination would be Swamimalai Temple which is one among the six abodes of Lord Muruga. This temple is located at Tanjore which is almost 155kms of drive from Madurai. Check into the hotel at afternoon and then proceed with the visit to Swamimalai. The temple is built on an artificial hillock of about sixty feet height with sixty beautifully laid stone steps representing the Hindu cycle of sixty years - leading to the Lord . In the ground floor there are temples dedicated to Lord Sundareswarar and Goddess Meenakshi. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thanjavur.
Day 7: Trichy - Chennai
Morning Drive (60kms 1 hour) to Trichy. You would then depart for 9.00 am train to Chennai. On arrival at Chennai, you would be dropped at the airport from where you could proceed with your onward journey back to home.