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One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip by Car

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Chennai is a vibrant city rich in heritage and history where travellers from various parts of the world come to experience the capital city in all its colours and contrasts. Thousands of tourists flock the city to witness its cultural and historical highlights that includes splendid beaches, imposing churches, magnificent temples and inspiring museums.

It also has a wonderful list of vacation destinations situated in the nearby regions. Temple town of Tiruvannamalai is a preferred tourist destination near Chennai reached with a drive of four hours. Discover Tiruvannamalai from the famed Annamalaiyar temple to the religious Ashrams with our one day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour by car.

Tiruvannamalai history dates back to Chola period. The place with its aura of spiritual tranquillity is magical. This temple town is frequented by pilgrims from various parts of the world as it is one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalam. Annamalaiyar temple in Tiruvannamalai houses the Shiva Linga featuring one of the natural elements of fire.

Panchabhoota Sthalams or Aimbhoothstalams in Tamil refers to the five religious sites that enshrine Shiva Lingas featuring the five elements of nature namely fire, earth, sky, air and water.
Embark on a breathtaking journey to the spiritual land of Tiruvannamalai with our one day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Tour Package by Car

  • Same Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Annamalaiyar Temple, Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram, Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, Adi Annamalai Temple, Pachaiamman Temple, Sathanur Dam
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 8:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Chennai Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Package Cost for 1 Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.3,700/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.4,300/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.5,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.6,400/-
Swaraj Mazda
20 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.11,500/-
Bus
49 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.15,000/-

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Package Glimpse One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip

One day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour includes the best destinations of Tiruvannamalai Spend you full day exploring the ancient town’s rich history, culture and incredible sites. This ancient town was known since the Chola period from 871 to 955 AD.

Journey begins with one of the significant Pancha Bootha Sthalams representing fire. Moving into the temple town you then visit the famed Sri Ramana Ashram. Discover the Virupaksha and Skandashram caves. Worship goddess Parvati at the Pachaiamman Temple. End your exciting voyage with the visit to the Sathanur Dam.


Itinerary for your One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Annamalaiyar Temple 9:30 AM
Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram 9:45 AM
Skandashram and Virupaksha Caves 10:00 AM
Seshadri Swamigal Ashram 11:00 AM
Adi Annamalai Temple 1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {Govardhan / Siddhartha}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Pachaiamman Temple 2:45 PM
Sathanur Dam 3:15 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 8:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Tiruvannamalai or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, the inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Tiruvannamalai fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Chennai to Tiruvannamalai 1 Day Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to 1 Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Sightseeing tour package.

1. Annamalaiyar Temple

One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip by Car Annamalaiyar Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Kala Bhairava shrine
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Annamalaiyar Temple

One day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour starts with the visit to the celebrated Annamalaiyar Temple that lies in the centre of the town. A glorious temple spread over an expansive area of 10 hectares is an architectural masterpiece.

It is one of the most recognizable temples of South India that welcomes you with the elegant high gopurams or towers on all the four entrances. Highest among these towers called the Rajagopuram rises to a height of 217 feet.

It is said that this eleven storied gopuram built by Krishna Deva Raya of Vijayanagar Empire is one of the tallest gopurams in South India.
Pei Gopuram, Niranjana Gopuram and Ammanaimmal Gopuram are the rest of the three gopurams at the entrances. Iconic Annamalaiyar Temple has beautiful prakarams with a Nandi in each prakaram.

Lord Shiva is worshipped as Arunachaleswara or Annamalaiyar and the Shiva Linga is known as Agni Lingam. It is believed that this is one of the largest temples in South India and has been mentioned in the Thevaram and Thiruvasagam.

An awe inspiring sacred complex strikes a dazzling pose in the sun. An architectural feat from the 12th century is beautifully set at the foothills of the Anamalai Hills. Pilgrims walk around the 14km path surrounding the hill called as Girivalam.

There are around eight Shiva Lingams on the way that includes Vayu linga, Esanya Lingam, Varuna Lingam, Kubera Lingam, Niruthi Lingam, Yema Lingam and Indra Lingam.

Extensive walls rising to a height of 700 feet and amazing mandapams are the key attractions of the temple. Kalyana mandapam, Deepa Darshan Mandap and Katchi Mandapam are some of the notable mandapams. Admire the popular thousand pillared hall built by Krishnadevaraya.

This wonderful architecture marvel is appreciated for its finest halls called mandapams and high rampart walls. Most elegant mandapam is the thousand pillared hall built by Krishnadevaraya with its stunning pillars adorned with the images of the demon that has the body of a lion and a head of an elephant called Yali.

According to legends when there was a fight between Brahma and Vishnu as to who was more superior, Lord Shiva took the form of fire and asked them to find the root and the crown.

Lord Brahma turned himself into a swan and flew high seeking the crown but failed to do so. He caught a flower of Pandavas that had fell from Lord Shiva’s crown. He claimed that he had found the crown of the fire and asked the flower to act as a false witness.

Lord Shiva was angry with his false act and said that he will never be worshipped in the temple. Lord Vishnu took the form of a boar and started going deep underground searching for the root of the fire and this impressed Lord Shiva.
One of the most significant Hindu pilgrimage site is a must visit place.

2. Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram

One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take in the sense of godliness in the ashram
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Annamalaiyar Temple

Next spiritual stopover during the one day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai trip is the famed Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram situated at the foothills of the holy Arunachala Hill. Sage Ramana Maharshi was born in a small village near Madurai and was named as Venkataraman Iyer.

At a tender age of 16 he attained spiritual awakening and spread the same to the world. He moved to Tiruvannamalai in 1922 and established the ashram in 1923 where he stayed till his death in 1950. Thousands of people started to follow his divine preaching. He had an immense experience of death

Key highlights of the holy place are the Maharshi’s Samadhi and the sacred Mathrubhuteswara Temple. A new hall draws attention of all the visitors with a life size statue of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Adorned with stone carvings, pillars and a lotus flower with a Shiva Linga on it, the hall accommodates several devotees who do meditation in the hall. Next to the main hall is the shrine of Alagammal, mother of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

A beautiful courtyard has several old trees with an ancient tree dating back to 450 years. Two impressive towers built in Dravidian style attract the attention of the visitors.

3. Skandashram and Virupaksha Caves

 One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip Skandashram and Virupaksha Caves
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Experience the divinity and serenity of these awe-inspiring places
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Skandashram and Virupaksha Caves

The next stop over of the gratifying one day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour is the Skandashram and Virupaksha caves, the sacred places where Ramana Maharshi spend valuable time of his life.

Also known as Arunagiri, Arunachala, Arunai, Sonagiri and Sonachalam, the sacred Arunachala hill had drawn the attention of several famous sages in the past. A holy saint Virupaksha Deva stayed at the Virupaksha caves located on the eastern slopes of the Arunachala hill.

It is believed that his body turned into sacred ashes called Vibhuti, which are preserved here and worshipped every day. Just 200 km below these caves are other significant caves called the Skandashram caves.

Ramana Maharshi who was more inclined towards the Arunachala hill spent 17 years of his life from 1899 to 1916 in Virupaksha caves. He moved to Skandashram caves along with his mother in 1916 where he had spent another 6 years of his life. His mother Alagammal started cooking for the small number of devotees who visited Ramana Maharshi at this place.

4. Seshadri Swamigal Ashram

One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip Seshadri Swamigal Ashram
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Grab some books from the book stall
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Seshadri Swamigal Ashram

Stop by the sacred destination of Sri Seshadri Ashram, a spiritual centre dedicated to the famous saint Seshadri Swamigal. Born in Kanchipuram to the couple Varadaraja and Margathammal with the blessings of Goddess Kamakshi, he was believed to have divine powers from his childhood.
Known as the Saint with Golden Hands, the great saint was quite different from Ramana Maharshi. He had been a close friend of Ramana Maharshi and took great care of him when he was in deep penance. Legends state that when Seshadri Swamigal used to touch the ill, they used to get cured from their illness. He asked his followers to follow the path of self realization.
His ashram is located adjacent to the Ramana Maharshi Ashram and houses the Samadhi of the great saint. It has meditation platforms for the devotees to do meditation.

5. Adi Annamalai Temple

One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip Adi Annamalai Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do:Look for the shrine of God Dakshinamurthy
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Seshadri Swamigal Ashram

A captivating temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Adi Annamalai temple is the next sightseeing spot of our one day Tiruvannamalai trip. Legends state that when Lord Shiva got angry with Lord Brahma with his false claim of having found the crown of Lord Shiva as fire, he moved to the other side of the Arunachala hill.
Here he started worshipping Lord Shiva and a temple of Adi Annamalai was built. Adi in Tamil means ancient or old as such Adi Annamalai means the ancient Annamalai Eshwara temple.
Wonderful carvings on the magnificent tower at the entrance called the rajagopuram narrate the stories of ancient god and goddesses. It also houses small idols of other deities.

6. Pachaiamman Temple

One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip Pachaiamman Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Observe the wonderful image of the goddess
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Pachaiamman Temple

One day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour takes you a significant religious spot of Pachaiamman Temple dedicated to Goddess Pachaiamman, a form of Goddess Parvati. Set majestically on the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai the temple also houses statues of warrior and the vehicles of Lord Muneshwara represented in the form of an elephant, a dog and five horses.
Legends state that Lord Shiva’s eyes were once closed by Goddess Parvati which caused the whole universe covered with darkness. To resolve it Goddess Parvati appeared in several places on earth and did penance. After completing her penance in Kanchipuram she moved to Tiruvannamalai along with 7 saints or rishis and 7 virgins.

7. Sathanur Dam

One Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Trip Sathanur Dam
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Rejuvenate yourselves with a leisurely stroll in the splendid park
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Pachaiamman Temple

Wrap up your exciting one day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai trip with the visit to the Sathanur Dam built along the Ponnaiyar River originating at the Chennakesava Hills. It is the breathtaking location that attracts several tourists.
A fantastic children’s park decorated with amazing statues and a crocodile farm built near the dam are the key highlights. Crocodile farm developed in 1977 with a rich collection of crocodiles is well maintained by the forest department.

One day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour features a range of temples steeped in legend and history. Key attraction of the tour, the Annamalaiyar Temple is a preferred site of spiritual worship.
Visiting the town filled with outstanding temples and ashrams offers a gratifying experience. This rich cultural and religious site excites all its visitors offering an insight into the past.
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Charges on Deviations, if any!

The 1 day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Tiruvannamalai Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour package. This 1 day Chennai to Tiruvannamalai tour package cannot be customized, however, if guests prefer to visit a different set of places in Tiruvannamalai and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Tiruvannamalai tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Tiruvannamalai sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


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