(5 days 4 nights package)
Nagercoil is the capital of Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu and was part of Kerala until
1956. The district is speckled with mountains, rivers, valleys, hills and also places of cultural
and historical importance.
Located in the Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is considered sacred
because Hindu Mythology holds the belief that King Sri Rama set foot on this land after
defeating Ravana and performed pooja to Lord Shiva. Rameswaram is ideally perched on the
Pamban Island and connected to the mainland by Pamban channel.
Situated on the banks of River Vaigai is the 2,500 year old temple city of Madurai. Madurai
was the administrative capital of Pandiya kings and the temples here are renowned for the
Dravidian architecture. History of Madurai dates back to 3rd Century BC.
Day 01 / Kanyakumari
Meet and greet at Trivandrum airport and proceed to Nagercoil or meet and greet at
Nagercoil railway station and proceed to the hotel. Then off to the Thanumalayan Temple
in Suchindram, an architectural spectacle erected in the sixteenth century with its huge
seven storied pyramidal gopurams. The temple also has the famous seven pillars which emit
sounds of different musical instruments when struck. The temple also boasts one of the
tallest statues in India which stands at 22 feet and carved out of a single granite block.
Now proceed to Kanyakumari and visit the 6th century Vattakottai Fort, Vivekananda Rock
Memorial and Gandhi Mandapam. Get mesmerized by the enchanting sunset at
Kanyakumari. Return to the hotel in Nagercoil
Day 02 / Nagercoil
Start from Nagercoil and first stop is at the Padmanabhapuram Palace, nestled at the foot
hills of Veli Mountains, a part of Western Ghats. The palace is built in Kerala style
architecture and boasts unique mural paintings, which decorate the central hall. Thereafter,
proceed to Mathur hanging trough, the highest and longest in South Asia built over Pahrali
River. From the Aqueduct, one can see a limitless terrain of greenery with Western Ghats in
the background and river Pahreli flowing below. Next stop is the astounding Pechiparai dam
built over the Kodayar River and surrounded by the hills of the Western Ghats. Our next
stop is the world famous Jain temple, located in the hillocks of Thirucharanam and situated
on the banks of Thamraparni River.
Back to Nagercoil and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 / Rameswaram
Morning check out and leave for Rameswaram which is around 7hrs drive from Nagercoil.
Reach hotel, refresh and set out to see the fascinating Rameswaram. First stop is the
Ramanathaswamy temple, which is world famous for its gargantuan and beautifully
sculptured pillars. The corridor of the temple is considered the longest in the world. The
temple enthralls any visitor interested in art and architecture. N Back to hotel and overnight
Day 04 / Dhanushkodi
First stop of the day is the Olaikuda beach, famous for its peaceful surroundings and calm
sea. The place is a favourite haunt of migratory birds during winter. The entrancing coral
reefs are a delightful sight and those interested in a bit of adventure can bathe and do scuba
diving. If interested, can visit the fish export centres of Rameswaram, famous for its dry fish.
Now proceed to Dhanushkodi, named after Rama’s bow at a distance of 8 kms from
Rameswaram. The famous Rama’s bridge believed to have been built by Hanuman and his
army to reach Sri Lanka is located here. Also visit Thirupallani temple connected with
Rama’s visit to Srilanka. Back to hotel and overnight stay there.
Day 05 / Madurai
After breakfast, proceed to Madurai which is a 3hr drive from Rameswaram. First stop is the
Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple, which was the top contender for one of the New Seven
Wonders of the World. The temple is renowned for its breath taking 33,000 sculptures and
14 lofty, splendid and colossal towers, ideally situated at the heart of Madurai. The temple
complex is the largest in the state of Tamil Nadu, spread on a whopping 45 acres! Next stop
is Mariamman Teppakkulam, with an island at the centre, built around 1500AD. Next stop is
the famous cave temple of Thiruparankundram, which is considered as one of the six holy
abodes of Lord Murugan. The temple is famous for the rock cut shrines dating back to 8 th
Century. The deities carved on the rocks are simply mesmerizing and talk aloud the rich
culture and heritage of the place.
Back to Madurai Airport or railway station.
A/C Car Transfers
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
All applicable taxes
Any Air/Train fares
Lunch and dinner at Hotel
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