is regarded as a temple town. It is known
for the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. Madurai
is one of the most ancient heritage sites
of India. Madurai is centered around the Meenakshi
Sundareswarar temple. The magnificent temple
complex sprawls over an area of 6 hectares.
It also has 12 gopurams or gateways, ranging
in height from 45 to 50 m, the tallest being
the southern one. The southern gateway is
beautifully proportioned and is nine stories
Like the other gopurams, it is also crowded
with the Sculpture Meenakshi Templeimages
of gods, goddesses, gargoyles, and gryphons.
Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple was
rebuilt with amazing resilience by the Nayak
rulers of Madurai. Madurai can be reached
by train, bus or flight. Madurai has daily
flightsfrom Chennai and four times a week
from Bangalore. Madurai is an important junction
in the South Indian Rail Network. Madurai
connects to many cities and towns in Tamilnadu
and also to other states.
is an island situated in the gulf of
manner at the very tip of the Indian peninsula.
A very important pilgrim centre of the Indians.
Rameshwaram is the place from where Lord Rama,
built a bridge across the sea to rescue his
consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This
is also the place where Rama worshipped Lord
Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana.
Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit
this pilgrimage which is known as the Varanasi
or the Cape Comorin, the southern most tip
of peninsular India is sprawled over an area
of 1672 sq. km, occupying 1.29% of the total
extent of Tamil Nadu. Kanyakumari is also
known as Kanniyakumari in Tamil Language.
It is the confluence point of three oceans
- the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the
Indian Ocean. Apart from this, it is also
a vital Hindu pilgrim center, renowned for
its exotic sunrises and sunsets over the horizon.
One of the unique features of Kanyakumari
is the multicolored sand found on its beach.
Depart to Madurai by Train / Coach, overnight
2: Arrival Madurai, pick up
from railway station / bus station and transfer
to Hotel, afternoon visit Madurai Meenakshi
Temple, Chokanadhar Temple, Alagar Temple,
Lord Muruga Temple and night halt at Madurai.
3: Depart to Rameshwaram,
visit Hanuman Temple (24 ft.) Pamban Bridge,
Navpanigriham, Dahanskodi, Kashi Vishwanatha
Temple, 24 Kundalas, Ram Paravath, Sita Paravath,
Hanuman Paravath, Vishnu Temple and night
halt at Rameshwaram.
4: Morning Depart to Kanyakumari,
visit Sunrise Point, Triveni Sangamam, Devikumari
Amman Temple, Gandhi Mantapam, Kamarajmani
Mantapam, VivekanandaRock, Tiruvalluvar Statue
(133 Ft.), Susendran Temple and night halt
Depart to Madurai and drop at railway station
or bus station to start for Bangalore.
6: Arrival to Bangalore.
* Transportation from Bangalore - Madurai
- Bangalore by train / coach,
* Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Madurai
by reserved vehicle,
* One night stay each at Madurai, Rameshwaram,
* Parking & toll taxes,
* All meals
* Entrance fees
* Personal Expenses