Bangalore to Thiruvannamalai is a 202 km journey via road taking around 4 h. You first reach Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) and settle in a hotel prior to visiting the Sri Rangam temple. This temple has a large idol of deity Sri Ranganathaswamy in a reclining posture on Adishesha. Then take a 185 km journey to Thiruvannamalai, which has Shiva and Arunachaleshwarar Temples.
You need to travel 230 km from Thiruvannamalai to reach Tirupathi. It is one of the most preferred pilgrimage spots in India with highest footfalls every year. Famous for Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple and Srivari Laddoo (Tirupathi Laddoo), this place is located amidst dense forest cover. It also has many shops with idols of brass or copper idols to take home as souvenirs. Tirupathi has many good accommodations available at various price tags for the stay.
You move from Tirupathi and reach Chennai, and visit Kapaleeshwara (Lord Shiva), Vadapalani (Lord Muruga or Subramaniam), and Astalakshmi (Goddess Lakshmi) Temples. Later you’ll visit the Marina beach to stroll along the beach and enjoy the sunset. Stay for the night in a hotel.
On this day you’ll take a journey of around 250 km and reach Chidambaram. Visit Vaithiswaran Koil (Shiva worshipped as the God of Healing), Keezhaperumpallam Kedhu temple (Lord Kethu), Thiruvenkadu Budhan temple (Lord Shiva is the main deity, there’s Budha temple also), Pichawaram Mangrove Forest, and Poombuhar.
On day five you’ll visit Thanjavur, which is also famous for Brihadeeswarar Temple and as the “Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. This package is designed to cover as many historically important temples as possible temples and covers many places like Suryanar Sooriyan Temple (Sun God), Aalangudi Guru Temple (Lord Guru), Thigaloor Chandran Temple, (Lord Chandra), and Kanjanoor Sukkiran Temple (Lord Shukra). Spend the night in a Thanjavur hotel.
After visiting Pillayarpatti Vinayagar temple in Tanjavur, you continue your journey and reach Rameshwaram located at a distance of 270 km. Rameshwaram is famous for Ramanathaswamy Temple, Jyothirlinga temple, dedicated for Lord Shiva. It is said that Rama and Sita worshipped Shiva to expiate Bramha hatya dosham committed during the killing of Ravana (Brahmin).
Madurai is considered as a 2,500-old city with interesting places such as Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thiruparankundram (the ancient temple of Murugan), and Vandiyur Mariamman (Hindu Goddess of Rain). You’ll also visit Alagar Koyil, which has an interesting story of Durvasa Maharishi cursing a saint to turn into a frog, and his redemption by Lord Vishnu.
Palani is famous for Palani Arulmigu Shri Dhandayuthapani Temple (Lord Murugan). It is considered that Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva left Kailas and settled here as a hermit to meditate and earn gyan. Then travel to Trichy and stay for the night.
Go sightseeing at Tiruchirapalli on the last day, and depart to Bangalore.