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Full Moon Fire Retreat

Tour Dates 3 – 12 May 2020

Chennai – Vellore – Pondicherry - Chennai
9 nights / 10 days

9 Breakfasts/7 Lunches/6 Dinners

 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Sunday 3 May 2020
ARRIVAL CHENNAI

Departure on your Singapore Airlines flight will be from your closest Australian capital city (via Singapore) for arrival
into Chennai around 10PM. Morning departure times ex each Australian capital city will vary.

 

Namaste and welcome to Chennai! On arrival at the airport today, you will be received and driven to your hotel to
check in and enjoy a pleasant night’s rest.


Overnight: Radisson Blu GRT, Chennai
Category: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast & Welcome Dinner

Monday 4 May 2020
CHENNAI

After breakfast, we begin our exploration of this city with a visit to its shopping areas, whereby clothes, basic amenities
and items that may be required while visiting Peedam Ashram. On route we will visit the visit the famous 9th century
Kapaleeshwar Temple and its beautiful tank monuments and visit the local Mylapore markets.

 

The rest of the day is free for some pampering at the day spa or relaxing by the pool. And in the evening, we meet
again to enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner at the hotel.


Overnight: Radisson Blu GRT, Chennai
Category: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast

Tuesday 5 May 2020
CHENNAI – VELLORE – SRIPURAM ASHRAM

After a superb breakfast, we depart at 10.30am for our journey to Sripuram and check into our Ashram accommodation before meeting for lunch at our guest hours. This drive will take approximately three hours.

Wednesday 5-10 May 2020
SRIPURAM 

Overnight: Kamala Nivas (Guest House Ashram)
Category: Shared Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (V) as per Ashram policy

 

We arrive at the Sripuram for our stay at Kamal Nivas Ashram.
During our stay we will immerse ourselves in the many cultural and spiritual activities based in and around the
Ashram.
Some of the highlights will include:

 

The Golden Temple - A spectacular vision in gold, created by hand by teams of artisans featuring more than 1500 tons of gold, every single detail in the temple art has significance from the ancient Vedas. Visit to the temple include puja ceremonies performed to the goddess Lakshmi for blessings of wealth, health and abundance.
 

Full Moon Fire Puja is a highlight, an auspicious and powerful Vedic ceremony that deepens the connection to the divine, strengthens and charges our souls with positive energy and brings renewal and clarity.
 

Darshan. Come face to face with Spiritual Leader, Sri Sahkti Amma in the Mantapam (Hall of Peace) where visitors and devotees witness Pujas performed to Goddess Sri Narayani and receive the blessings and holy water from Amma every day after Puja.

Sunday 10 May 2020
SRIPURAM – PONDICHERRY

After breakfast we will have an opportunity to visit the Star Path one last time before boarding our bus for our journey onto Pondicherry. This little hidden gem of a town was under French rule until 1954 and the area is often referred to the French Quarter of India. Some people here still speak French (and English with French accents). Hotels, restaurants and ‘lifestyle’ shops sell a vision of the French-subcontinental aesthetic, enhanced by Gallic creative types and Indian artists and designers.
 

On arrival, we will check into the hotel and after some rest and relaxation, take some time to explore the village and its wide variety of quirky, French inspired cafes, restaurants and array of interesting shops and market stalls. The later part of the evening is at leisure to peruse the beautiful beaches of Pondicherry and sample some amazing food on offer.
 

Overnight: Promenade Hotel, Pondicherry
Category: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast

Monday 11 May 2020
PONDICHERRY - CHENNAI

After breakfast, join our guides for a leisurely walking tour as we explore some of the hidden gems of Pondicherry. We will then join a local family for a Cooking demonstration showcasing the culinary delights of Southern Indian food with plenty of time to enjoy our locally prepared meal and enjoy stories and share recipe secrets with our hosts.
 

Overnight: Promenade Hotel, Pondicherry
Category: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast

Tuesday 12 May 2020
PONDICHERRY - CHENNAI

We enjoy a Farewell luncheon before heading to Chennai Airport for our homeward bound journey.
Depart Chennai on Singapore Airlines flight SQ 529 at 11.15pm for travel via Singapore with your connecting flight to your preferred capital city.

 

Overnight: Promenade Hotel, Pondicherry
Category: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

 

OUR JOURNEY CONCLUDES

 


Cost Per Person (twin-share) $3075 per person (Ex Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
Single Supplement Price on Application
Pricing from other capital cities available upon request from Touchdown Tours.

Location & Contact Details

Email : info@divineeguidedtours.com.au

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Sry Sakthi Narayani Amma

Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma, affectionately known as Amma, is an esteemed spiritual leader in India.

With the aim of promoting love and wisdom throughout the world, Amma teaches that service to others is a path to inner peace and harmony. In 1995, Amma founded the Sri Narayani Peedam, a spiritual centre in a remote village called Thirumalaikodi, located near Vellore in Southern India.

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