Overview

Lord Murugan is amongst the most revered deities in South India. Arupadi Veedu is a collective name given to the Six Abodes of Lord Murugan which include Tiruttani Subramanya Swamy Temple, Palani Dandayudhapani Swamy Temple, Swamimalai Swaminatha Swami Temple, Tirupparankunram Subramanya Swami Temple, Pazhamudircholai Subramanya Swami Temple, and Tiruchendur Senthil Andavar Temple. Lord Murugan is known by different names at each of these temples namely Skanda, Kartikeya, Muruga, Balasubramanya, and Vadivela.

According to the sacred Skanda Purana, Devas were tortured by demon Soorapadman in the ancient times. They requested Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma for help who, in turn, appointed Kamadeva to wake up Lord Shiva from his deep penance. Later, Lord Shiva gave birth to his son Kartikeya who killed Soorapadman to save the Devas. Lord Murga is depicted in the Southern literature as the god of war and love. Kartikeya married Deivayanai after winning the war at Tiruchendur and married Valli out of love. Lord Muruga is also depicted as the God of Kurinji or mountainous region.

Arupadi Veedu group of sacred shrines which include the six temples of Lord Murugan share unparallel sanctity and are extremely popular among the devotees. Our Arupadi Veedu tour takes you on an enchanting journey through each of these shrines. Embark on an amazing journey of devotion, faith, and spirituality with our Arupadi Veedu tour.

5 Nights 6 Days 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 19 Oct, and more Meenambakkam, Tamil Nadu
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation and inclusive meals
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours
  • Local guides fluent in English and Hindi for tours & transfers
  • Entrance fees for scheduled visits
  • Potable water and snacks
  • Baggage handling, room tax, service charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flights, visas and travel insurance
  • Surcharges on services if any
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in the schedule
  • Charges for public transport like a rickshaw
  • Expenses for Puja and Prasad
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Visit mythologically significant emblems
  • Explore exotic Indian culture and heritage via divine Hindu temples
Itinerary
Day 1: A Lovely Evening At Tiruttani
  • Upon arrival, our expert guide will meet you at the Chennai airport to drop you comfortably at your hotel. Once done with the check-in formalities, relax, unwind, and enjoy some tasty meal in the hotel before heading out to explore the spiritual town. We will take you on a drive to Tiruttani. Pay your homage to Lord Thanikachalam at the Tiruttani Subramanya Swamy Temple. Towards night, we will drop you back to your hotel in Chennai for a restful sleep.
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner are provided
Day 2: A Mesmerising Visit To The Swamimalai Temple
  • Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a lovely breakfast in the hotel before you proceed to complete your checkout formalities. Board the cab for a mesmerising short journey to visit the Swamimalai temple. It is believed that Lord Kartikeya expounded the meaning of pranavam or AUM to Lord Shiva at this place. You can find idols of Lord Kartikeya depicted as a teacher and that of Lord Shiva depicted as a disciple in the raja gopuram of the Swamimalai temple complex. From here we will proceed to Tanjore to visit the Brihadeshwara temple built by the Chola Kings. The temple has a giant idol of Nandi carved from a single stone and is believed to be the second largest in the country. Towards the evening, we will drop you to your hotel in Tanjore. Complete your check-in formalities and enjoy a restful night at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch are provided
Day 3: Journey To Tiruchendur
  • Start early and have a marvellous breakfast at the hotel. Complete your check-out formalities and board the cab for an awe-inspiring journey to Tiruchendur. Here we will visit the Tiruchendur Murugan Temple. The temple located by the seashore provides a delightful spot that is consecrated and revered by every devotee. Towards the evening, we will drop you at your hotel in Tiruchenddur for a restful overnight stay.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch are provided
Day 4: An Amazing Visit To Madurai
  • Start your day with a lovely breakfast at the hotel. Quickly complete your check-out formalities and board the cab for an amazing visit to Madurai. Enroute we will visit the Tirupparankundram temple which is an ancient temple devoted to Lord Murugan.
  • Our tour guide will drop you at your hotel in Madurai. Complete your check-in formalities and relax for a while before commencing on a spiritual journey through the temples of Lord Murugan in Madurai.
  • In the afternoon, we will visit the Palamudircholai temple located atop the Vrishabhadri hill. Here, you will find a majestic idol of Lord Murugan known as the Lord of Hills or Lord Kurinji. We will also visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai. Towards the evening, we will drop you back to your hotel for a well-rested night.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch are provided
Day 5: Journey To Palani
  • Enjoy a marvellous breakfast at the hotel. Complete your check-out formalities and board the cab for a mesmerising visit to Palani. The place is famous for being the home to the most sacred shrine of Lord Subrahmanyan. We will visit the Palani Andavar Temple devoted to Lord Murugan. In the evening, we will drop you to your hotel in Palani. Complete your check-in formalities and enjoy a restful night at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch are provided
Day 6: A Heartfelt Departure From Chennai
  • Start early and have a marvellous breakfast at the hotel. Complete your check-out formalities and board the cab for an 8-hour drive to Chennai. We will drop you at the Chennai airport for your return commute. Depart from Chennai with amazing memories of your soulful journey to Arupadi Veedu.
  • Meals: Breakfast is provided

Points To Note

  • Hotel prices can be adjusted for higher or lower categories on request. Featured hotels are subject to availability during booking, and you will be notified of any deposits when booking.
  • Domestic airfares are quoted based on averages and are subject to change. The most convenient flight is booked and final price confirmed once tickets are issued based on the class of seat and availability.
  • All the travellers must carry identity proofs for security checks at the temple.
Pickup point
Directions.
Chennai Air Port, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu View on Map
Route Map