Close your eyes and
imagine a journey back in time to an ancient
civilization. Filled with vibrant colors, exotic
mystical vibrations heard and felt. Open your eyes to the timelessness of
Let us be your guide!
In association with www.yogatoursindia.com, a
distinguished internationally recognized yoga tour organization,
will lead an extraordinary pilgrimage to the most fascinating
Temples and Retreat Centres of Southern India! Our carefully planned
itinerary will begin after arriving in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on
the 24th of February until our departure from Trivandrum,
Kerala on March 12, 2009 completing our
We will take you to a string of sacred shrines in
Tamil Nadu such as, the magnificent Meenakshi temple at Madurai and
the breathtaking Siva-Parvati temple of Arunachaleswar. Visit the
pristine ashram of the great saint Ramana Maharshi in
Thiruvannamalai; the sacred pilgrim centres of Kanchipuram,
Chidambaram, Ramashwaram, with scores of other exciting spectacles
which are sure to capture your soul. Join us for this unique
opportunity to experience some of the truly enriching aspects of
ancient Indian culture.
In Kerala, Tamil's neighboring state, the sunny
state in Southwest India offers an endless series of splendors and
wonders, long stretches of beaches, bewitching backwaters, blue
lagoons, cascading streams, picturesque plantations, wildlife
sanctuaries, languishing lowlands, and houseboats, the fascinating
city of Cochin, with its multi-cultural foreign influence from
Chinese fishing nets, Mosques, to a 16th century synagogue all of
which make Kerala, "God's own Country."
Included in the cost of our Pilgrimage are specially
arranged high quality programs and ceremonies such as: authentic
bharatanatyam (dance), homa (a fire ceremony,) purification rituals,
ayurvedic massage, traditional yoga and meditation for you to share,
experience and enjoy! Also for your convenience, we are pleased to
offer to you our services in assisting you with securing discounted
airfare from three main international cities, New York, USA;
Montreal, Canada; and Cairo, Egypt!
The South Indian Yoga
February 24 - March 12th
February 24, 2009 Initial arrival at Chennai
(Madras) Airport in the state of Tamil Nadu. Rest at pre-booked
Hotel in Mahabalilpuram
Inauguration of Pilgrimage – Ganapathy Homa –Mamallapuram is
renowned for its shore temples built during the 7th century. The
rock carvings and rock cut temples at Mamallauram are noted for
their simplicity and freshness. Sight seeing - languish in beutiful
beach and marvel at the bygone splendors of a golden era in this
Heritage spot. Stay.
Sight seeing - close by spots.
Travel to Chidambaram(172km) and stay at pre-booked hotel. One of
the most important pilgrim destinations. The great Nataraja Temple
complex is located here. Our visit to the Nataraja Temple will
include a fascinating observance of the most ancient of Tamil pooja
and arati (ceremony of light)
Temple visit ,sightseeing . Stay at
March 1st: Morning departure to
Thanjavur (115 km). Evening- temple visit.
Thanjavur was once the capital of the Chola dynasty. One of the
Chola Emperors, Raja Raja (985-1014), built the Brihadishwara
Temple, Thanjavur's main
March 3rd: Travel to Madurai(158 km),
one of south Asia’s oldest cities. Evening sightseeing,
March 4th: Morning visit to Meenakshi
Temple, one of India’s greatest temples with its architecturally
sacred ancient design. Evening- visit nearby attractions, great
shopping places, and stay.
March 5th: Scenic travel Westward into
State of Kerala, to MUNNAR(164 Km), beatiful and peaceful hill
station 1800m above sea level.
Morning visit to Rajamala. See the 'NEELAGIRI THAR', sight seeing.
Evening-travel to Cochin(135km) and
Cochin (Kochi), an extraordinary city of many foreign cultural
influences, set on a myriad of islands adjoining the Arabian Sea.
Rich spices, Chinese fishing nets, a Portuguese Palace, lovely
winding streets with Mosques, India’s first European church, quaint
Dutch houses, and a 16th century Jewish synagogue highlight this
Travel to Trivandrum(212 km).Journey includes backwater cruise.Stay
at the renowned Arsha Ayurveda Hospital
March 9th: (day
before Attukal Pongala) Morning- Ayurvedic Massage/sightseeing.
Afternoon - watch hundreds of thousands of women carrying firewood
and earthen pots swarming the town and occupying the roads, shops,
houses and all available open space within a radius of more than 6
or even 7 km from the temple and setting up open hearths for the
next day's ritual.
March 10th: See
and participate in Attukal Pongala, the world's largest annual
gathering of women. Afternoon-Ayurvedic massage,
Temple visits, sightseeing, Ayurvedic massage and an introductory
workshop on Ayurveda, the "Science of Life". We also enjoy a
traditional South Indian vegetarian feast.
Check-out. Departure from Trivandrum International
*ALL INCLUSIVE LAND PACKAGE $2000
US!! Includes 17 nights accommodation, meals, hotel tax,
airport transfers, land transportation, entrance fees, special
programs, fresh drinking water. (Airfare
subject to change.
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