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Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari 6N - Religious

Kanyakumari , Rameshwaram , Madurai | 2 adults, 0 child


Overview of route


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Madurai

2 nights stay

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Rameshwaram

2 nights stay

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Kanyakumari

2 nights stay

Itinerary
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Madurai
2 nights stay
 
Day 1

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent Starts From Madurai
Checkin: Fortune Pandiyan, Madurai

 
Day 2

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent At Disposal In Madurai

 
Day 3

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent From Madurai To Rameshwaram (148Kms)

Things to do

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Visit Suruli Waterfalls

Give yourself a break from the workaholic city life and visit the most scenic week end get away.

Visit Azhagar Koyil temple

This Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu called as Azhagar Kovil is located here, just 18 kms from Madurai Town. Ruins of an ancient fortified town can be seen around this temple even today. Temple underwent renovations and additions during the timeline of its existence. It is said that Ydishtra and Arjuna visited this temple during Mahabaratha period. Koorathazhwar, a disciple of Vaishnavite saint Ramunaja regained his lost vision here. The temple has the shrine of 2000 year Sudharsana-Chakra worshipped by thousands of devotees. Skandapuranam, Thirumurugatrupadai of Poet Nakkeerar and Arunagiri Nathar’s Thirupugazh reveres this holy shrine.

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Rameshwaram
2 nights stay
 
Day 3

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent At Disposal In Rameshwaram
Checkin: Hotel Ashoka, Rameshwaram
Checkin: Hotel Ashoka, Rameshwaram

 
Day 4

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent At Disposal In Rameshwaram

 
Day 5

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent From Rameshwaram To Kanyakumari (235Kms)

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Visit Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi is strip of land 1 km wide and 18 km long on the eastern end of Rameswaram. This land piece is in between the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. These oceans were called as Ratnakaran and Mahodadhi. Their confluence looks like a bow and the strip of land looks like an arrow ready to be released. Hindus consider the Adi Sethu or the arrowhead as a sacred place to perform religious rites. It is an exotic beach stretch with abundant bird life. Tourists also enjoy surfing here.

Visit Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple

Sri Ramanatha Swamy and Parvathavarthini temple are located near the sea Shore on the eastern side of the island. It is well known for its architectural beauty of magnificent corridors with massive sculptured pillars on either side. Internationally famous Third Corridor/ Court is almost 23 ft high, running East-West 690 feet; North-South 435 feet and the inner wing - running East-West 649 feet and North –South -395 feet. There are 1212 Pillars in these corridors. This gives an exotic, massive, elegant and Palatial Corridor view which stumps the tourists awestruck. This is the hall mark of the Unique Indian Temple Architecture of the yester years. Mahasivarathri , Thirukkalyanam, Navarathri Festival - Dasera (Vijayadasami Day -September - October), Skanda Sashti (october - November), Aarudhra (December - January) are some of the important festivals of the temple. 22 Theertham [wells] found inside the Temple and 22 Theerthams outside the temple, named and called in the names of Hindu Gods are the special religious feature of the town. People from all corners of the Sub- Continent visit and bathe in water from these wells.

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Kanyakumari
2 nights stay
 
Day 5

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent At Disposal In Kanyakumari
Checkin: Sea View, Kanyakumari

 
Day 6

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent At Disposal In Kanyakumari

 
Day 7

Toyota Etios Or Equivalent Car Ends At Kanyakumari

Things to do

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Visit Courtallam Falls

Popularly known as South India’s spa, the Courtallam Falls cascade down from a height of 160 m. This fall is situated amid the picture-perfect hills and lush greenery. The falls are combination of several small streams that looks gigantic and descend in breathtaking glory.

Visit Kanyakumari Beach

Settled in India’s southernmost part, the Kanyakumari beach is nestled at the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Here, three different water bodies merge into one and form varied hues making the unique pallet a surreal sight.

Hotels


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Kanyakumari,India

Sea View

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Standard City View Room

Breakfast


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Madurai,India

Fortune Pandiyan

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Deluxe Room

Breakfast


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Rameshwaram,India

Hotel Ashoka

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Deluxe Double Room-Breakfast + WiFi

Breakfast, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, ,


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Rameshwaram,India

Hotel Ashoka

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Deluxe Double Room-Breakfast + WiFi

Breakfast, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, ,


Transport


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Madurai - Kanyakumari

09:30 - 18:30 | 1 Private Car

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  • Toyota Etios or Equivalent car ends at Kanyakumari

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Things to do in

Madurai


Visit Suruli Waterfalls

Give yourself a break from the workaholic city life and visit the most scenic week end get away.

Visit Azhagar Koyil temple

This Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu called as Azhagar Kovil is located here, just 18 kms from Madurai Town. Ruins of an ancient fortified town can be seen around this temple even today. Temple underwent renovations and additions during the timeline of its existence. It is said that Ydishtra and Arjuna visited this temple during Mahabaratha period. Koorathazhwar, a disciple of Vaishnavite saint Ramunaja regained his lost vision here. The temple has the shrine of 2000 year Sudharsana-Chakra worshipped by thousands of devotees. Skandapuranam, Thirumurugatrupadai of Poet Nakkeerar and Arunagiri Nathar’s Thirupugazh reveres this holy shrine.

Visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace

This monumental palace was built in 1636 AD by the ruler by King Tirumalai Nayak, one of the leading kings of the Nayak dynasty which ruled Madurai. The building, which we see today, is the main palace where the king lived. The original palace complex was four times larger. The palace complex consisted of mainly two parts. The imposing edifice is famous for the 'stucco work' on its domes and impressive arches. The 'Sorgavilasam' (celestial pavilion) constructed entirely of brick and mortar without the support of a single rafter or girder, is a marvel of Indo-Saracenic architectural style. There is a museum in the palace building, which has sections dealing with the history of Madurai and the art and architecture of Tamil Nadu.

Visit Karaikudi

Karaikudi,located on the Tiruchi-Rameswaran Highway, in the Sivagangai District takes it name from a plant called Karai in Tamil, which grows widely in and around the city. Kundrakudi Shanmuganathan Temple, Ariyakudi Thiruvengamudayan Temple and the Thirumayam Permual Temple are some prominent temples around the town. Karaikudi is famous for its collection of KANDANGI cotton sarees.

Visit Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

A superb example of Dravidian architecture and sculpture, the temple has two sanctorum, one dedicated to Shiva as Sundareswarar and the other to his consort Meenakshi. This is one of the largest temple complexes in the country. Of the many pieces of sculpture in the temple, the most striking is that of the divine marriage of goddess Meenakshi with Sundareswarar. The highlight of the temple is the ‘Hall of Thousand Pillars’. The hall has 985 pillars with a number of ornate and bold sculptures. Viewed from any angle, these pillars appear to be in a straight line, an architectural marvel indeed. In the outer most corridor is situated the matchless musical pillars carved out of stones; when tapped, they produce different musical notes. The museum of icons, photographs and illustrations in this hall is of great interest. The temple is usually open from 0500 hrs to 1230 hrs and 1600 hrs to 2130 hrs.

Visit Srivilliputtur Andal Temple

It is a twin temple 80 Kms from Madurai. Srivilliputtur is a temple town and one of the 108 divyadesams of Lord Sri Vishnu. To the devotees and Vaishnavites, Srivilliputtur is synonymous with Lord Vishnu, Periyalwar, and Andal. It is an interesting place for enjoying the sculpture and ancient drawings in the temple. It gave –‘Tiruppavai’ of Andal and ‘Tirupallandu’ of Periyalvar- the hymns on Lord Vishnu to Tamil Literature. These Tamil hymns – Tamil Vedam-Alwarpasurams- are recited every day at this temple. The state emblem of Tamil Nadu was designed on the basis of the gopura of this temple.

Visit Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

It is also called as Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam just 2 kms from Meenakshi Temple in the Town. There are Ghats on all four sides with 12 steps . It is said that, this pit was dug to fetch sand to build Thirumalai Nayakar Palace. The pit was later converted with brick work as a Holy tank and Thirumalai Nayakar Built the Vandiyur Mariamman Temple too on the northern side of the tank. In the middle of the tank there is a Mandapam called Maiya Mandapam [center Mandapam] with a small Ganesh Temple and a Garden. The Float Festival at Mariamman Teppkulam is one of the most colourful temple festival, annually held in the month of Thai [Jan-Feb] to mark the birth anniversary of King Thirumalai Nayak.Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar are seated on an illuminated Float [Theppam] colorfully decorated with flowers and the Theppam moves around the tank with the traditional musical treat in the background, watched by thousands of devotees.


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Things to do in

Rameshwaram


Visit Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi is strip of land 1 km wide and 18 km long on the eastern end of Rameswaram. This land piece is in between the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. These oceans were called as Ratnakaran and Mahodadhi. Their confluence looks like a bow and the strip of land looks like an arrow ready to be released. Hindus consider the Adi Sethu or the arrowhead as a sacred place to perform religious rites. It is an exotic beach stretch with abundant bird life. Tourists also enjoy surfing here.

Visit Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple

Sri Ramanatha Swamy and Parvathavarthini temple are located near the sea Shore on the eastern side of the island. It is well known for its architectural beauty of magnificent corridors with massive sculptured pillars on either side. Internationally famous Third Corridor/ Court is almost 23 ft high, running East-West 690 feet; North-South 435 feet and the inner wing - running East-West 649 feet and North –South -395 feet. There are 1212 Pillars in these corridors. This gives an exotic, massive, elegant and Palatial Corridor view which stumps the tourists awestruck. This is the hall mark of the Unique Indian Temple Architecture of the yester years. Mahasivarathri , Thirukkalyanam, Navarathri Festival - Dasera (Vijayadasami Day -September - October), Skanda Sashti (october - November), Aarudhra (December - January) are some of the important festivals of the temple. 22 Theertham [wells] found inside the Temple and 22 Theerthams outside the temple, named and called in the names of Hindu Gods are the special religious feature of the town. People from all corners of the Sub- Continent visit and bathe in water from these wells.

Visit Pamban Bridge

The pilgrim town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island is connected to mainland India through the railway bridge called pamban bridge. This bridge was opened on 24 February 1914, it was India's first sea bridge. The rail bridge is, for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double-leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through.

Visit Devakottai

The streets of Devakottai give you the pleasure of walking through a typical Chettiar lane lined with old mansions, the most famous being Periya Minor's Veedu. The Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Devakottai is famous for the 108 statues of Vinayakar.

Visit Pudukottai

The historical, architectural, archaeological and cultural remains and exhibits of Kodumbalur, Narthamalai, Kudimiyanmalai, Kunnandar koil, Sittanna vasal, Thirumayam, Peraiyur, and Avudayar koil gives this district a uniquecultural heritage.Pre-historic megalithic burial Urns, Dolmens stone found here, point to the civilization of the Tamils of the past. Sangam literature mentions this zone as a notable place of highly cultured elites. It is presumed that this district had the tag of a princely state from the 17th Century or even before that period. This area is the centre of culture, civilization, art, architecture, fine arts and politics. Hence historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and lovers of art finds an abundance of interest in this area. It can be rightly called as the Treasure House of Tamil Civilization.

Visit Agnitheertham

The pilgrimage to Agni Theertham in rameshwaram holds a significant place among Hindu Devotees, who visit here to offer their prayers and atone their sins by bathing in its holy waters. The word agni refers to fire in Sanskrit language while the word theertham means holy water. Agni Tirtham, one of the most important is also the most visited theertham here. It is the only theertham of the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple, which is located outside the temple complex.

Visit Kurusadai Island

4 kms from Mandapam, Kurusadai Island can be seen from the main land of Ramanathapuram in the Gulf of Mannar. An abundance of Marine wealth here makes it a paradise for Marine Biologists, Marine Scholars and nature lovers. Permission from the Fisheries is mandatory to visit this island. Coral Reefs, Dolphins, Sea cows and Dugong can be seen in plenty on Kurusadai Island.


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Things to do in

Kanyakumari


Visit Courtallam Falls

Popularly known as South India’s spa, the Courtallam Falls cascade down from a height of 160 m. This fall is situated amid the picture-perfect hills and lush greenery. The falls are combination of several small streams that looks gigantic and descend in breathtaking glory.

Visit Kanyakumari Beach

Settled in India’s southernmost part, the Kanyakumari beach is nestled at the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Here, three different water bodies merge into one and form varied hues making the unique pallet a surreal sight.

Visit Kanyakumari Temple

Situated on the southern edge of mainland India, at the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, the Bhagavathy temple is dedicated to the virgin goddess Kanyakumari. This temple is one of the 51 shaktipeethams and is considered as the symbol of sanctity and unity.

Visit Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary

Scattered over an area of 129.33 hectares, the Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary is located near the Koonthakulam village. This bird sanctuary happens to be one of South India’s largest reserve for breeding waterbirds.

Visit Padmanabhapuram Palace

The grand Padmanabhapuram Palace is situated at Thuckalay, just 16 km from Nagercolu and 64 km from Thiruvananthapuram. It was the seat of the former rulers of Travancore. The entire architecture of the Palace is simply marvellous, and almost everything leaves the visitors awestruck.

Visit Suchindram

The religious town of Suchindram is famous for the Thanumalayan Temple. This temple was a crucial citadel of the Travancore rulers in the 18th century. This temple is located just on the city’s outskirts and is dedicated to the three deities of the holy trinity. It is represented in an image in the sanctum sanctorum called sthanumalayan Kovil, of which Sthanu is for Lord Shiva, Mal is for Lord Vishnu, and Ayan is for Lord Brahma.

Visit Thiruchendur

This town is famous for the Thiruchendur Murugan Temple and its ancient sanctum sanctorum. This temple is located near the Bay of Bengal’s shores, and its presiding deity of the main temple is Lord Subramanya.

Visit Thiruvalluvar Statue

This 95-ft-high stone statue of renowned Tamil poet, saint Thiruvalluvar, the author of Thirukkural couplets, is a beautiful landmark in the city. This statue is located on a small island near the town. The figure has been built on a 38-foot-tall pedestal. It depicts 38 chapters from Thirukkaral on virtue and weighs around 7,000 tonnes.

Visit Thoothukudi

Due to the abundant availability of pearls, the Thoothukudi is also known as the Pearl City. The main draw is the beautiful Our Lady of Snows Basilica, which exhibits marks of a Portuguese architecture style. A beautiful structure painted in blue and white, it can be traced back to 1713.

Visit Tirunelveli

Just 85 km from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli is famous for the Nellaiappar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped in the form of a lingam. His consort, Goddess Parvati, is also worshipped here. This temple witnesses a large footfall, particularly during the month of Navratri.

Visit Udayagiri Fort

Udayagiri Fort is one of the most notable tourist stopovers in the city. Also recognised as De Lannoy’s Fort or Dillani Kottai, it is a piece of the regime of Travancore. The fort is surrounded by an isolated hill about 260 high and was used as a training ground for the king’s army.

Visit Vattakottai

This 18th-century seaside circular fort is made of granite blocks. Many years ago, when the pollution was low, and the visibility was quite clear, observers could see up to the Padmanabhapuram Palace from here. It is believed that a 4-ft-wide and 25-km-long tunnel once existed between the fort and the palace.

Visit Vivekanand Rock Memorial

Established in 1970, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a blend of conventional and modern Indian architectural styles. From this marvellous monument, one can get panoramic views of the celestial happenstance of sunrise, sunset and moonrise.