South India temples tour

by Richa 

(from: Jul 9, 2012 to: Dec 9, 2012)

Studded with natural beauty and magnified landscapes, South India is flowered with numerous holy shrines. Considering the devotional attitude of the people of this amazing land, pilgrimage tours India offers 3000 ancient holy shrines which are 600-700 years old that highlight the marvelous Indian heritage and age old cultures. With South India pilgrimage tours the tourist can have the wonderful opportunity to explore the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the people from every corner of the country. A visit to these famous shrines is completely helpful in spiritual rejuvenation and inspiration.

A detailed discussion about all the famous temples and the related festivals in South India brings the fascination with you and invites you for a magnanimous pilgrimage tour to South India. Let us catch some glorious and splendid glimpses of the ancient and attractive temples in the various parts of South India:

Kerala Temples
God’s own country- the name simply justifies this amazing backwater land with mesmerizing beauty of nature including long and vast beauty, long lush trails, coconut trees, festive collections and unique cultural splendors. Adding more charm to this fascinating land the holy temples in Kerala prove the best part of Hindu and Dravidian culture. The most visited temples in Kerala are:

1. Guruvayoor
2. Ambalappuzha
3. Sabarimala
4. Sri Padmanabhaswamy
5. Vadakunnatha
6. Perumthitta Tharavad

These amazing shrines are best known for the presentation and celebration of different Kerala festivals including Arattu, Thrissur Pooram, Theyyam, Guruvayoor Festival.

Tamil Nadu Temples
Tamil Nadu is the perfect home of the core schools of the medieval and modern Hinduism as well as several non mainstream Hindu movements. Along with that the numerous famous temple also bring the multiple attentions of the tourists. The land of Tamil Nadu is blessed with more than 33000 ancient temples that are embellished with incomparable complex architecture, magnificent sculptures and inscriptions to mesmerize large number of visitors. Most visited temples in Tamil Nadu are:

1. Meenakshi
2. Kanyakumari
3. Murugan
4. Mahabalipuram
5. Kanchipuram
6. Rameshwaram
7. Madurai

There are numerous festivals that can be celebrated in these amazing temples are Chitri Rai Festival, Mahamagam Festival, Karthigai Deepam, Thai Pusam Festival

Karnataka Temples
When we are talking about the south Indian temples and festivals, Karnataka temples complete the list in its most attractive and rejuvenating form. The temples in Karnataka reflect the various architectural styles of the respective periods. Much surprisingly, some of the Karnataka temples are also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are:

1. Badami Cave
2. Mahabaleshwara
3. Somnathpur
4. Dodda Ganesha
5. ISKCON Temple (Bangalore)

The famous Karnataka festivals are also included in the list likewise- Vairamudi Brahmostava, Ground Nut Festival, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Ugadi.

Andhra Pradesh Temples
It is one of the captivating states that behold a large number of eloquent South India temples reflecting the glorious past and history. The rich diversity in the architectural beauty is the most essential part of the Andhra temple. Without having the glimpses of Andhra temples the South India Pilgrimage Tour is considered incomplete. Let us find some of them:

1. Tirupati Tirumala Balaji
2. Jagannath
3. Thousand Pillar
4. Ashtalakshmi
5. Koteseswara Swamy
6. Maridamma

The famous festivals that captivate many attentions in Andhra Pradesh are Kotappakonda Temple Fair, Maridamma Festival, Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam, Jaladurga Kalyanotsavam festival.
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