Experience the journey of discovery as you set off on a mesmerizing one-day adventure from Chennai to Vellore & Tiruvannamalai by car. Allow your senses to be enchanted by the rich tapestry of Tamil culture, the vibrant hues of ancient temples, and the soothing melodies of spiritual serenity. Journey with us on a pilgrimage of emotion, as you explore the deep-rooted history and spirituality that these sacred destinations hold, leaving you with cherished memories that will linger in your heart forever.
Beguiling city, Chennai is a mixing pot of diverse culture and rich heritage. Get close to the welcoming locals and explore the historical sights, magnificent beaches and mesmerizing religious sites to learn about its culture.
Chennai boasts of compelling landmarks situated in its vicinity. Vellore and Tiruvannamalai are two enticing towns located at a distance of 138 km and 194 km from Chennai respectively. Discover these beautiful towns with our One Day Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Trip.
Prominence of the awe-inspiring Thiruvannamalai Temple lies in the fact that it is one of the five Panchabhootha Sthalas and the Shiva Lingam here is worshipped in the form of Agni. Built in the 9th century by Chola kings, it holds its place in Thevaram, the devotional Saiva poetry works by the Nayanars.
Legends state that once Goddess Parvati had closed the eyes of Lord Shiva which resulted in the complete darkness of the earth. It was after great penance performed by the goddess that Lord Shiva appeared at this place in the form of Fire or agni, thus illuminating the earth again.
It is believed that after taking the form of fire, Lord Shiva and Lord Parvati took the form of Ardhanarishwara portraying a half man and half woman form. Several sages have attained salvation at this place.
Vellore or the city of Forts in TamilNadu is endowed with spectacular historical and religious sites. The famed Sripuram Golden Temple headed by the spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma or Amma Narayani is a not to be missed sightseeing spot of the historical city.
Get acquainted with the historical highlights of the charming cities with our one day Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Tour by private cab.
Highlights of Chennai to Vellore & Tiruvannamalai Tour by Cab
- Full-day Vellore & Tiruvannamalai tour from Chennai
- Duration: 10 to 12 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Chennai Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Arunachaleswarar Temple, Ramana Ashram, and Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple.
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Chennai
- Cab for Vellore & Tiruvannamalai sightseeing from Chennai as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Allowance
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Vellore & Tiruvannamalai
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Vellore & Tiruvannamalai
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Vellore & Tiruvannamalai Trip from Chennai
One Day Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Trip by car allows you to uncover the history of the ancient cities. Tiruvannamalai the spiritual site located near the state capital is famed for its 2000 years old Arunachaleshwara Temple.
Rivet in the most visited landmark of the town, the Arunachaleshwara Temple and continue the spiritual journey witnessing the inspiring Ramana Ashram. Explore the Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple before calling off the one day Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai sightseeing tour.
Itinerary of One Day Chennai to Vellore & Tiruvannamalai Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Chennai at 6:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Arunachaleswarar Temple||180 minutes|
|2||Ramana Ashram||40 minutes|
|3||Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple||120 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Chennai by 7:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Vellore & Tiruvannamalai listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Chennai to Vellore & Tiruvannamalai city tour by private car.
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Places to visit in one day in Vellore & Tiruvannamalai by private car from Chennai
Set off on an exhilarating journey through the enchanting destinations of Vellore and Tiruvannamalai on a one-day private car excursion from Chennai. Uncover the rich tapestry of these historic towns as you immerse yourself in the grandeur of Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple and revel in the spiritual serenity of Tiruvannamalai’s revered Arunachaleswarar Temple. Let the open road beckon to your adventurous spirit, and experience the perfect blend of history and divinity in this captivating day trip.
1. Arunachaleswarar Temple
Get amazed with the visit to the architectural marvel, Arunachaleswarar Temple,the first stop of our one day alluring Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Trip. The presiding deity of the celebrated religious site is Arunachaleswarar or Annamaliyar, a manifestation of Lord Shiva.
An iconic piece of architecture spanning over an area of 25 acres is situated at the foothills of Annamalai Hills as such it is prominent as Arunachaleswarar Temple. A great architectural marvel greets its visitors with its spellbinding towers at the entrances more popular as Gopurams. Tallest amongst them is the eleven tiered Eastern Tower made of granite. Also called as Rajagopuram it raises to a height of 66 meters.
Sacred complex is surrounded by large walls with the southern and northern walls extending upto 1400 m and 1500 m respectively while the eastern and the western walls extends to 700 meters each. There are two theerthams or the holy water tanks namely the Brahma Theertham and the Siva Ganga Theertham..
Oldest structure in the gracious complex is the main shrine accommodating the Shiva Linga facing the east. Goddess Parvati appears as Unnamulai Amman in a standing posture. Shrine of Lord Balasubramanian is set on the south of the Thousand Pillared Hall while the shrine holding the image of Shivagangai Vinayagar lies to the north of the Sivaganga Tank.
Thousand pillared hall constructed during the late Vijayanagar period is known for the pillars holding the sculptures of Yali, which demonstrates part lion, part horse and part elephant forms. A notable structure of the huge temple is the Kalyana Mandapam built in Vijaynagar style of architecture.
All the pillars of the Kalyana Mandapam are adorned with sculptures of the Naik period. Vasantha Mandapam houses the shrine of Kalahasteeswara. A six feet tall Nandi in the fourth precinct built by Vallala Maharaja adds charm to the marvellous temple.
Must See/Things to do: Be sure to view the Eastern gopuram built by Krishnadevaraya in the fifteenth century
2. Ramana Ashram
Head to the home of the distinguished sage Sri Ramana Maharshi as the next stop of our one day Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Trip. A great advaita Vedanta guru, Sri Ramana Maharshi, spent the most valuable time period of his life from 1922 to 1950 in this place.
A big hall constructed lately holds the inspiring life size statue of Maharishi Ramana and provides ample space to accommodate several visitors. Built with the help of the famed architect Vaidyanatha Stapti, Murudeshwar Temple enshrines a graceful image of Shiva Lingam.
Other shrines includes that of Lingodbhava Murti, God Vishnu, Lord Chandikeshwara, Navagrahas, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Ganesh and Lord Subramanya. Visitors can pay their homage to the sage in the chamber that holds Maharishi’s Samadhi (his tomb), a large mandap and a beautiful white marble lotus. Other notable features of the Ashram are the Nirvana room, Goshala, Sri Ramana library, Ved Pathshala and the guest rooms.
Must See/Things to do: Acquaint yourselves with the teachings, philosophies of the renowned sage
3. Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple
Full day packed Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Trip takes you to the eminent Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple. Dedicated to Lakshmi Narayani a manifestation of Goddess Mahalakshmi, the architectural genius is located at the foothills of green hills at Thirumalaikodi village.
Spanning over an area of 100 acres of land, this classic piece of architecture astounds visitors with its Vimanam and Ardha Mandapam which are covered with 1500 kg of pure gold. Built by a charitable trust Sri Narayani Peedam lead by Sakthi Amma or Narayani Amma it has around nine to fifteen layers of gold.
Temple pond Sarva Theertham is believed to contain water from the major rivers of the country. Devotees have an opportunity to perform abhishekam of the idol of Sri Mahalakshmi weighing around 70 kgs.
An intriguing temple with a star shaped path to the main shrine is surrounded by lush green landscape that houses around 20000 varied species of plants. This spectacular temple stands out to be the largest golden temple of the world.
Must See/Things to do: Do visit the Sri Adi Narayana Temple and the Sri Swayambhu Temple present within the premises of the sacred temple.
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Things to Do on your Chennai to Vellore & Tiruvannamalai Tour by Car
Discover a plethora of captivating activities and experiences on your one-day Chennai to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai journey by private taxi. Delve into the pages of history as you explore Vellore Fort, marvel at its architectural marvels, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories of yesteryears.
Then, embrace the spiritual ambiance of Tiruvannamalai as you visit the sacred Arunachaleswarar Temple, where you can participate in rituals and enjoy moments of tranquility amidst its sacred precincts. Finally, don’t miss the chance to savor the local cuisine, shop for souvenirs, and create lasting memories in these two remarkable South Indian destinations.
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Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Chennai to Vellore & Tiruvannamalai city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Vellore & Tiruvannamalai same day trip from Chennai, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Vellore & Tiruvannamalai as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Chennai cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.
As your memorable day in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai draws to a close, you’ll carry with you the echoes of centuries past and the tranquility of spiritual devotion. This unique journey by private car from Chennai to these enchanting destinations has woven together history, culture, and spirituality, leaving an indelible mark on your travel memories. With cherished experiences in your heart and perhaps a souvenir or two in your bag, you’ll return to Chennai with a deeper appreciation for the wonders of Tamil Nadu’s heritage.