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Pancha Bhoota Sthanagal(3 Nights)

Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Trichy

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Chidambaram Shiva Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 May 2009)
Ekambareswarar Temple - Photo Courtesy Mohan Krishnan
Chidambaram Shiva Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 May 2009)
Nataraja Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)

Pancha Bhoota Sthanagal is an itinerary to visit 5 significant temples of Lord Shiva that are known as Pancha Bhootha Sthalangal i,e, Sri Kalahasti, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, Chidambaram and Trichy.

Route

Kanchipuram(1) - Chidambaram(1) - Trichy(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Chennai - Kalahasti - Kanchipuram
  • Day-2 Kanchipuram - Thiruvannamalai - Chidambaram
  • Day-3 Chidambaram - Trichy
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Chidambaram - Chidambaram Shiva Temple (Nataraja Temple) (0.50 kms), Annamalaiyar Temple (137.00 kms)

Kanchipuram - Ekambareswarar Temple (2.00 kms), Sri Kalahasti Temple (120.00 kms), Annamalaiyar Temple (137.00 kms)

Trichy - Jambukeswarar Temple (12.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Chennai Departure - Trichy
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Chennai to Kanchipuram -62 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Kanchipuram to Chidambaram -182 kms (4 hrs)
  • Chidambaram to Trichy -168 kms (4 hrs)
Route

Chennai - Kanchipuram(1) - Chidambaram(1) - Trichy(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Chennai - Kalahasti - Kanchipuram Arrival at Chennai. Travel to Sri Kalahasti Temple (120 kms - 3 hours), One of the Five Pachabhootha Sthalangal. Travel to Kanchipuram (125 hrs - 2.5 hours).

Day-2 Kanchipuram - Thiruvannamalai - Chidambaram  Early morning visit to Ekambareswarar Temple at Kanchipuram, a major attraction on heritage circuit and one of the Five Pachabhootha Sthalangal. Proceed to Thiruvannamalai and visit Arunachaleshwarar Temple (125 kms - 2.5 hrs), a major attraction for heritage and pilgrim circuits and One of the Five Pachabhootha Sthalangal. Travel to Chidambaram (140 kms - 3 hours).

Day-3 Chidambaram - Trichy  Early morning visit Thillai Nataraja Temple, a major attraction for every segment of tourists and pilgrims and one of the Five Pachabhootha Sthalangal. Proceed to Trichy (170 kms - 4 hours). Visit Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval near Trichy.

Day-4 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Chidambaram :

  • Chidambaram Shiva Temple (Nataraja Temple) - Chidambaram is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams and one of the most significant and visited temples of Shiva. Temple is spread over 40 acres and built around 10-11th century representing Chola period architecture. Chidambaram is the only known temple where Shiva is depicted performing Cosmic activities. The architecture of the temple is imposing and therefore visited by heritage traveller and those interested in temple architecture.

  • Annamalaiyar Temple - Annamalaiyar Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai and most significant as it is considered one of the five Pancha Bhoota Shiva temples, Set on a hill (Mount Arunachala) that is considered sacred, the temple is spread over a large area having upto 66 meters of Gupuram height, making it one of the tallest in India and one having largest temple complexes.

Kanchipuram :

  • Ekambareswarar Temple - Ekambaranathar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple at Kanchipuram. It is one of the largest temples around having a mammoth 59 meter gopuram, one of the tallest in India. It is one of the five Pancha Bootha Shiva temples.

  • Sri Kalahasti Temple - Sri Kalahasti Temple is a 500 year old temple and one of the important ancient Shiva Kshetras (Shiva Temples) of Southern India and popularly known as Dakshina Kailasam. Srikalahasti is popularly known as "Dakshina Kaashi". The area is also the origin of the popular textile painting art called kalamkari. It is a major pilgrim centre in itself and thousands of pilgrims visits the temple to have darshan of the almighty Sri Kalahasteeswara and Sri Gnanaprasunambika Devi

  • Annamalaiyar Temple - Annamalaiyar Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai and most significant as it is considered one of the five Pancha Bhoota Shiva temples, Set on a hill (Mount Arunachala) that is considered sacred, the temple is spread over a large area having upto 66 meters of Gupuram height, making it one of the tallest in India and one having largest temple complexes.

Trichy :

  • Jambukeswarar Temple - Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval is a renowned Shiva temple in Trichy. Temple was built 1,800 years ago and is located near famous Ranganathaswamy temple. Jambukeswarar Temple is one of the five Pancha Boota Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu.

Destination Overview

Chennai - Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a metro city of India and the largest in South India. Chennai is starting point for many itineraries of Taminadu and South India.

Kanchipuram - Kanchipuram is known for its hand woven silk sarees. It is also home to 7th Century Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple with a 180-foot high gopuram; one of the tallest in South India, the 14th Century Kamakshi Amman Temple and the hundred-pillared Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

Chidambaram - Chidambaram is a major pilgrimage site for Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu Devotees; Nataraja temple is a stopover on the heritage circuit and here is where one finds deity of Lord Shiva in his form of the Cosmic Dancer (Nataraja).

Trichy - Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along with Thanjavur and Madurai as a part of the itinerary or a transit stay as an alternative to Thanjavur.

Access
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Distances
  • Chennai to Kanchipuram -62 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Kanchipuram to Chidambaram -182 kms (4 hrs)
  • Chidambaram to Trichy -168 kms (4 hrs)

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Distances
  • Chennai to Kanchipuram -62 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Kanchipuram to Chidambaram -182 kms (4 hrs)
  • Chidambaram to Trichy -168 kms (4 hrs)

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Trichy stay is not required if one is able to take late evening flight or train.

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