What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in the mentioned hotels
- Meal Plan as mentioned
- Transfers & Sightseeing as per the itinerary using with Experienced Driver (From 8 AM to 8 PM)
- Maximum Coverage 950kms (Garage to Garage).
- GST Included.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any kind of personal expenses, extra meals, starters & Drinks(Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated etc)
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls, Guide Fee & Camera Fee
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above
- Meenakshi Amman Temple & Tirumalai Nayak palace
- Dhanuskodi Visit
- Vivekanda Rock & Thiruvalluvar Statue
Day 1 : Madurai - Sightseeing
Arrive Madurai Airport. On Arrival Meet & greet by our driver and transfer to the hotel.
Madurai is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. Madurais history goes back to the 6th century B.C., when it traded with Greece and Rome. According to legend, drops of nectar fell from Lord Shivas locks on this site so it was named `Madhuram, Madurai or nectar city. Famous as a temple town, Madurai is also a major industrial city.
The town has developed encircling the famous Meenakashi temple built in the Dravidian style - one for Lord Shiva and the other for his spouse Meenakashi. The temple offers lovely aleidoscopic views. Outside are the musical pillars which produce different `swaras or notes when tapped.
Later Visit Meenakshi Temple & Thirumalai Nayak palace & Koodal Alagar Temple.
Overnight @ Madurai.
Meal Plan: N/A
Day 2 : Madurai - Rameswaram
Post breakfast, drive to Rameswaram (175kms/3.5hrs).
Rameswaram, is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometers from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Together with Varanasi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.
Before reaching hotel stop at Late President of India Mr APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial & visit.
On Arrival Checkin to the hotel.
Fresh & up and visit Dhanuskodi (32kms/45mins) - visit the Ram sethu & Kothanda Ramar Temple.
Also visit Ramar Patham (Gandhamdhana Parvatham) - marble foot print of Lord Rama.
Later in the evening visit Ramanathaswamy Temple for Darshan. According to Hindu mythology, this is the place from where the Hindu god Rama built a bridge, across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from her abductor Ravana. The Ramanathaswamy Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva is located at the centre of the town and is closely associated with Rama. The temple along with the town is considered a holy pilgrimage site for both Shaivites and Vaishnavites. Before visiting the temple, take a holy dip in the sacred sea followed by holy bath at 21 sacred well inside the temple complex.
Overnight @ Rameswaram
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Day 3 : Rameswaram - Kanyakumari
Early in the morning by 04.30 AM visit the temple for the Special Spadigalinga Darshan.
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel & drive to Kanyakumari (310kms/6hrs).
Kanyakumari- was named so after goddess Parvathi, in one of her incarnations as Devi kanniya, did penance on one of the rocks in this beautiful land of greenery and blue waters, to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva.
Visit to Vivekanda Rock & thiruvalluvar Statue by boat.
In the evening visit Kumariamman Temple & Gandhi Mandapam.
Witness the sunset from the beach.
Comfortable overnight stay @ Kanyakumari
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Day 4 : Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
Early Morning, witness the Sunrise from the Thriveni Sangamam.
Visit Vivekananda Rock & Thiruvalluvar Statue by boat.
Post Lunch, visit Suchindrum Temple - situated 13 km from Kanyakumari and is an important pilgrim centre. Suchindrum known as Gnanaranya, is well known for its sculptural wealth. It is one of the few temples in the country where the Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Ishvara, are worshipped.
The temple enshrines Sri Sthanumalaya, the Trinity of God (Siva, Vishnu and Brahma). The linga is in three parts. The top represents Sthanu name of Siva,the middle Mal name of Vishnu, and the base Ayan name of Brahma. It is believed that the Trinity appeared here at the request of a sage, Atri, and his wife,Anusaya. Images of Vigneswari (a feminine form of Vinayaka), Goddess Aram Valartha Nayaki, Indra Vinayaka, Kala Bhairava and Saakahi Ganapathy are also enshrined. Inscriptions said to be of the 9th century are found in this temple.
Suchindrum known as Gnanaranya, is well known for its sculptural wealth. The 134-foot-tall gopuram beacons the pilgrims from a long distance. On the eastern corridor is the shrine of Guru Dakshinamurthi next to Konnayadi.
The Navagrahas are engraved on the ceiling. On the outer prakaram, there are separate shrines for Cheravasal Sastha, Rama and Lord Muruga. There is an imposing monolithic image of Lord Anjaneya opposite to Lord Ramas Shrine. It is about 5.5 m high and is said to represent the Viswarupa of
Hanuman as shown to Sita at Ashoka Vana in Lanka. On the northern corridor, there are four musical pillars cut out of single granite blocks.
Continue your drive to Kovalam & Enjoy your time in the beach.
Later visit Padmanaba Temple & drop @ Trivandrum Airport/Railway Station in time to catch your flight./ train.
Meal Plan: Breakfast