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Similes - Archaic Tour to Historic Temples in Pondicherry

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Stop At: Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry India

Manakula Vinayagar Temple was in existence before the French came and settled in Pondicherry i.e. before 1666. According to Sasthra, Lord Ganesha is named in 16 types based on his various forms out which this god facing the east cost near Bay of Bengal it has been named as Bhuvaneshar Ganapathy, now called as Manakula Vinayagar. In Tamil 'Manal' means sand and 'Kulam' means pond near the sea, earlierly which was full of sand around pond. So the people called the god as Manal Kulathu Vinayagar [means God near the pond of sand]. Later it is named as Manakula Vinayagar

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Thiyagaraja Street, Pondicherry 605001 India

In the temple Lord Narasimha - an incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu - is placed behind Venkatachalapathy, the principal deity. The architecture of Varadaraja Temple is quite similar to the Vedhapureeshwarar Temple. Lord Vishnu as Varadaraja Perumal and Goddess Lakshmi as Thayar are worshiped in this temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry, Heritage Town Mahatma Gandhi Road Near Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Pondicherry 605001 India

This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva - also known as the Eashwaran Dharmaraj Koil - is located on M.G. Road, adjacent to the Varadaraja Perumal Temple. Its 75 feet tall colourful 'gopuram' is adorned by statues of gods and goddesses like most temples in South India.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kanniga Parameswari Temple, MG Road, Pondicherry India

The temple is unique in its architecture as it blends the style of the French with the traditional Deccan architecture of India. The temple of Kanniga Parameswari is dedicated to the Goddess Shakti who is the representative deity of power in Hindu mythology. Shakti is another form of the powerful Goddess Kali who is one of the popular deities worshiped in Pondicherry and also in the whole country. The monumental structure of the temple is a blend of French and Tamil architectural styles

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sri Kokilambika-Sri Kameeswarar Temple, East Car St. Villianur, Pondicherry 605110 India

Located in the small town of Villianur, Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple is one most well-known places of worship in Pondicherry. Also referred as Villianur Temple, Sri Gokilambal Thurkameshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is manifested here as Shivalinga. Along with that, the temple complex also comprises the shrines of Devi and Lord Murugan. It is said that these temples trace their history from the Chola Period. 

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time)
Return Details
Drop at your hotel in Chennai
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Special Darshan Fees (wherever it's necessary)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Important notice about Tour Guide: All place of worship and museums has basic standard of "keep silence", so there is no possibility to give any commentary on that place, All possible information and assistance will be provided (if you have asked for it in advance), Tour operator (Uvamai Niche Tourism) never ever arrange tour guides for their tours
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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