With this carefully planned out tour embark on discovering some of the best tourist attractions that are present in the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu. With its beautiful temples and hill stations Tamil Nadu has something to offer both for the young and the old. Rameswaram which is a part of the Char Cham pilgrimage is very significant religiously. Along with Varanasi it is considered to be sacred to Hinduism. Connected to the mainland India by Panbam bridge, according to the legend this is said to be the place where Lord rama had built the bridge to go over to Lanka to rescue Sita. This is also the birthplace of one of the great Indian personalities, Late DR. APJ Abdul Kalam. Also visit “the gift of the forest” Koadaikanal where there is a manmade lake, Kodai Lake which is in the middle of picturesque surroundings. There are a number of places to visit in this Hill town like Bryant Park, Coakers Walk, Devils kitchen, Green Valley View, Kurinji Temple etc.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in the mentioned 2 star hotels - 01 Double Room
- Rameswaram - AC Standard Room
- Kodaikanal - Non - AC Standard Room
- 02 Breakfast during the stay
- Transfers & Sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Tata Indica
- Maximum Coverage 750kms (Garage to Garage).
- Additional Usage @ R10/km
- GST 5% included.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Flight / Bus / Train Fare
- Lunch, dinner, tea/coffee & Snacks
- Sightseeing places entry fee, Camera Fee, Boating charges
- All personal expenses & gratitudes to the driver & other service providers.
- Other things not mentioned in the inclusion list
- Darshan at Ramanathaswamy Temple
- Kodai Lake
- Visit Bryant Park, Coakers Walk, Devils Kitchen, Green Valley View
- Kurinji Temple
- Enjoy Boat Riding at Kodai Lake
- Visit Ramar Patham- marble foot of Lord Rama
- Flower show at Bryant Parl
Day 1 : Madurai - Rameswaram
- Arrive Madurai Railway Station. On Arrival met & greet by the driver & 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.
- 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.
- Post Lunch visit Dhanuskodi (18kms/30-45mins).
- Also visit Ramar Patham (Gandhamdhana Parvatham) - marble foot print of Lord Rama,
- Agnitheertham - sacred stretch of shallow sea, it ie beleived that lord Rama made this to quenched the thirst of Sita by dipping the bow in the sea water.
- Overnight @ Rameswaram
Day 2 : Rameswaram - Kodaikanal
- Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel & drive to Kodaikanal (300kms/6.5hrs)
- Enroute visit Meenakshi Amman @ Madurai.
- Continue your journey to Kodaikanal.
- Enroute we visit the first attraction that unfolds in front of a tourist on the Madurai – Kodaikanal
- road. The excess water in the Kodai Lake comes down as a fall at about 8 kms from
- Kodaikanal. It is like a pit stop for vehicles and tourists as there are shops selling fruits and
- other forest products.
- On Arrival Check in to the Hotel & Relax.
- Overnight Stay @ Kodaikanal
Day 3 : Kodaikanal - Madurai
- After Leisure Breakfast, Explore Kodaikanal at your own pace.
- Sightseeing places @ Kodaikanal
- Bryant Park - Bryant Park, seen on the lakes eastern side, is another important botanical park that must not be missed by tourists visiting Kodaikanal as it houses plenty of different varieties of flowers, rafts as well as hybrids. A British forest officer by the name Bryant was the one who landscaped this park in the year 1980 and hence it is named after him. This is the place where the annual vegetable and flower show is held during the month of May and is the most visited place by many during the summer months. A glasshouse in the park contains wide varieties of flowers, ferns and other ornamental plants.
- Coakers Walk - Any tourist interested in morning walk will definitely have to visit Coakers walk which is about 1 km from the lake and it provides very picturesque view of the plains as well as scenic valleys that is sure to bring a joy in the minds of the visitors. Coakers walk is named after Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodaikanal. A telescopic view house is there at Coakers walk that will provide a panoramic view of the valley, plains and the nearby towns and should not be missed by the tourists visiting the place. The ideal time to visit this place is before 2:30 pm in the afternoon as mist will start to set in over the valleys by late afternoons.
- Devil'S Kitchen - Devils Kitchen is a very dangerous deep hidden ravine that looks like small dark gutters but are actually a deep fall. There are plenty of tourists who visit this place and is a must see spot for adventurous tourists. The Devils Kitchen is found to be lying between Green Valley View and Pillar Rock.
- Green Valley View - Earlier known as Suicide point, now this area is known as Green Valley View and it provides a picturesque and panoramic view of the plains, valleys, hills and the Vaigai dam. The deep, dense and dangerous valley below this point is more than 5000 feet drop and to get a good view from this point, it is better to visit the place after 10 am and before 3 pm, as early mornings and evenings will have mist covering the valleys. A tourist visiting Kodaikanal should definitely visit this viewpoint and plenty of monkeys seen in this area will be an added attraction for the children as well as the adults visiting this place. Pillar Rocks: The Pillar rocks are three granite boulders which are seen standing vertically shoulder to shoulder and it is now a very famous tourist spot for many visitors. These rocks are measuring a height of about 400 feet from the ground and the chambers that are seen between the two pillars are known as Devils Kitchen.
- Kurinji Temple: Kurinji Andavar Temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga who is considered to be the God of the Hills as per Tamil literature. In Tamil, Kurinji means “hilly region and the word Andavar refers to God This temple is located at about 5 km from the bus station and the summer festival that is most anticipated event by the locals is celebrated in the month of May every year. Thousands of devotees visit this temple during the summer festival to seek the blessings of Lord Muruga. One can get a good view of Vaigai dam and Palani hills from the hill on which the temple is located.
- In the evening visit, Kodaikanal Lake for Boating – a man made lake during British era. The lake is spread over 60 acres and surrounded by fine tarred road of 5 kms length, the maximum depth in 1962 was 11.5m but it is now about 9m due to siltation. The average depth is 3.0m. The boat club provides boats for hire. There are luxury boats also.
- Spend your time around the lake..
- Later departure to Madurai & Drop.
Package Payment Policy :
- 50% of the package cost in Advance to guarantee the rooms & vehicle.
- Balance 50% should be paid on Arrival at Madurai.
Package Cancellation Policy :
- Cancellation - Before 30 day from the tour date - 95% refund
- Before 15 days from the tour date - 50% refund
- Within 7 days from the tour date - No refund