Madurai is an energetic, ancient city on the Vaigai River in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its skyline is dominated by the 14 colorful gopurams (gateway towers) of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Covered in bright carvings of Hindu gods, the Dravidian-style temple is a major pilgrimage site.
Temple tour of Madurai Rameshwaram and leisure stay at Kodaikanal are the highlights of this tour. The tour covers Madurai one of the most famous pilgrimage centers in India. The best thing about Madurai is its Meenakshi Amman Temple, which not only becomes a holy experience for visitors, but also proves itself to be an architectural marvel with its thousands of statues and carvings. The city of Madurai has a lot to offer to tourists, as it is evident by its nickname ‘Thoonga Nagaram’, which means ‘the city that never sleeps’. The Madurai experience is followed up by a grand entry to ‘God’s Own Country’, the State of Kerala, via Kovalam, its most famous beach destination.
The major highlights of this tour are temple tour of Madurai and Rameshwaram and the leisurely stay at Kodaikanal. The itinerary commences from Madurai, continues from Madurai to Kodaikanal, from Kodaikanal to Rameshwaram, Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari, and finally from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum.
With our collection of Rameshwaram tour packages, embark on a journey of a lifetime to visit some of the most remarkable and prominent temples in Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram is one of the foremost religious cities in Tamil Nadu also known as Varanasi of the South.
Located on eastern side of the island in the Gulf of Mannar, Rameshwaram is an important pilgrimage center for both Vaishnavaites and Shaivites as it was at Rameshwaram where Lord Rama performed thanksgiving rituals to Lord Shiva after his triumph over the demon king Ravana in the battle at Sri Lanka.
With our Rameshwaram holiday packages, explore the Ramanathaswamy Temple famous for its 1200 massive granite columns and a fine example of Dravidian architecture along with grand Dravidian and Great Living Chola Temples of Tamil Nadu which are inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
MADURAI - KODAIKANAL - RAMESHWARAM - KANYAKUMARI - POOVAR - KOVLAM - TRIVENDRUM - KOVLAM
7 Nights & 8 Days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL MADURAI SIGHTSEEING
Arrival at Madurai Airport & Meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Check in in hotel ,after refreshment, proceed for a sightseeing trip of Madurai – visit the famous MEENAKSHI Temple, THIRUMALAI NAYKAR Palace, THIRUPPARANKUNDRAM Temple, ALAGAR Koil and GANDHI Museum. Overnight stay at hotel in MADURAI.
DAY 02: MADURAI – KODAIKANAL (110 KMS – 03 HRS)
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel & proceed to Kodaikanal from Madurai. On arrival check in to hotel at Kodaikanal. Later visit Bryant’s Park and Lake , the Coaker’s walk, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Chettiyar Park, Shenbaganoor Museum, and Waterfalls. Later back to hotel & overnight stay at hotel.
The driving distance from Madurai to Kodaikanal is about 110 kms. Leaving Temple City, you will find yourself in the land of misty mountains and peaceful valleys. Kodaikanal is one of India’s finest hill stations and one of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu.
DAY 03: KODAIKANAL– RAMESHWARAM (300 KMS – 06 HR)
Today Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel & proceed to Rameshwaram and on the way Pamban Bridge and Pamban rail Scissors Bridge after visit drive to Rameshwaram, reach at Rameshwaram check in to hotel and rest. – Night Stay at Rameshwaram.
DAY 04: RAMESHSWARAM SIGHTSEEING
Today Early Morning Bath to Agni theertham – Sea (Kadal) after Sea bath 22 Holy theertham Bath to 22 Wells in Ramanatha Swami temple inside after holy bath darshan to ramanatha swami temple, Parvathavarthini Amman temple after darshan go to Breakfast at hotel after breakfast visit to Ramar patham, Kothandaramar temple & local Market etc.
DAY 05: RAMESHSWARAM – KANYAKUMARI (309 KMS – 6 HRS)
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel & proceed to Kanyakumari in morning. The Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal merge at Kanyakumari. It is an important pilgrimage center for Hindus. Upon arrival in Kanyakumari, check-in at the hotel. A comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY06: KANYAKUMARI – POOVAR – KOVLAM (75 KM/2 HR)
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel & drive to Poovar. On arrival you can start your leisure day at Poovar Beach for a sunkissed gold sand stroll. Then, you can indulge in various fun-filled activities such as beach volleyball, swimming, backwater cruising, and more. Finally, in the evening, you can enjoy stunning sunset on the coastline. Next, enjoy retail therapy at Poovar Island local markets to shop brass artifacts and sculptures in the evening. Later drive to Kovlam , on arrival check-into hotel/resort.
Later at night, head out to the nearby market and shop for knick-knacks and some gift items. You can also spend the night partaking in ayurvedic spa. Relax and let the healing sensation of Ayurveda rejuvenate your mind and soul. Once that is done, head back to the hotel for a goodnights sleep.
DAY07: KOVLAM - TRIVENDRUM – KOVLAM
In the morning, you will visit some of the most popular sightseeing destinations such as Hawaa Beach and Lighthouse Beach after breakfast proceed to Trivendrum. On arrival visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple & local sightseeing. Later back to Kovlam for Night stay . On arrival overnight stay at kovlam hotel.
DAY08: DEPARTURE FROM TRIVENDRUM
Morning after breakfast check out from your hotel & proceed to Trivendrum Airport.On arrival drop at Airport.
· Meeting and assistance on arrival.
· Aaccommodations in Semi Deluxe room at hotel.
· Daily fixed Menu breakfast & dinner.
· Air-conditioned Vehicle for sightseeing and excursions.
· Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking.
· AC will not work in hill area.
· Air fare / train fare.
· Coolie / porter charges.
· Camera charges.
· Donations at temples.
· Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
· Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes.
· Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
· Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.
· Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.