Day01:MaduraiArr. Madurai –Rameshwaram(180kms.–4.5hrs.) Upon arrival at Madurai Airport/ Railway Station, proceed to Rameshwaram which is also called the Benaras of South India. There is a traditional belief among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to Kashi will be complete only after a visit to Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram has a huge mythological significance to the Hindus where Lord Rama took […]
Day01:MaduraiArr. Madurai –Rameshwaram(180kms.–4.5hrs.)
Upon arrival at Madurai Airport/ Railway Station, proceed to Rameshwaram which is also called the Benaras of South India. There is a traditional belief among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to Kashi will be complete only after a visit to Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram has a huge mythological significance to the Hindus where Lord Rama took the journey of constructing a stone bridge that led him and his army to Sri Lanka to free his beloved wife Goddess Sita. Enroute drive past one of the longest sea bridges of India, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge or Pamban Bridge which connects Rameshwaram Island with the Indian mainland. From this spectacular bridge you can see the nearby island and parallel rail bridge called Pamban Scissors Bridge. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Rameshwaram Hotel/Resort.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Rameshwaram visiting Ramanathaswamy Temple which is famous for India’s longest temple corridor ever built. Also visit Agnitheertham which is located at a few meters from the Ramanathaswamy temple. It is a sacred stretch of shallow sea which is believed to be located at the same spot where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva. Dhanushkodi, another interesting place where Vibishana, brother of Ravana, surrendered before Lord Rama at this spot. It is a strip of land accessible only by Local Jeep (04 wheel drive) about one km wide and 18 km long on the eastern end of Rameswaram island which divides the waters of the Indian Ocean on one side and waters of the Bay of Bengal on the other side. Also visit Former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam House to understand his humble beginnings and find inspiration in his great achievements. Overnight stay at Rameshwaram Hotel/Resort.
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kanyakumari, which is also called Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of the Indian Mainland and at the confluence of Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. It is enchanting to see sunrise and sunset from and into the sea at one single location in India. Later proceed for a half day sight-seeing tour of Kanyakumari visiting the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all architectural styles of India. Also visit Mahatma Gandhi Memorial where the ashes of Our Father of the Nation is kept, Thiruvalluvar Statue is one of the biggest statues in India located atop a small island in Kanyakumari, nearby the confluence. End your day by watching the spectacular sunset at Kanyakumari Beach.Overnight stay at Kanyakumari Hotel/Resort.
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Madurai, which is called the `Athens of the East’ because of the way myth meets life here. It is almost synonymous with the famed Meenakshi Temple the nucleus of the temple is older than the Madurai city. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Later proceed for half day sight-seeing of Madurai visiting Meenakshi Temple which is not only an architectural marvel but also the epitome of Indian culture and civilization. Later visit other attractions of Madurai such as Thirumalai Nayak Palace, the main Palace where the king lived. Vandiyur Mariamman the area of the tank, and the island pavilion with a garden in the center. Thirupparankunram, one of the six houses of Lord Subramanya, the second son of Lord Siva, is located here. Overnight stay at Madurai Hotel/Resort.
Day 05 : Madurai Dep.
After breakfast pack your baggage with a promise to return once again to this Paradise. Check-out and proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit. Bon Voyage. Service ends.