Tour Packages 3 Nights 4 Days Trip To Madurai Rameshwaram & Kanyakumari
Tour Packages Details
Day 1 – Our Executives / Tour Coordinators Will Receive You From Madurai Airport Or Railway Station, First We Check In Hotel Where After You Refresh Will Continue Exploring The Temple City, Evening Take Some Time For Shopping And Dinner There After Take An Over Night Rest And Get Re-energized For The Next Day Exploration.
Day 2 – First Thing In The Moring After Breakfast We Check You Out, Travel Towards Rameshwaram, Upon Arrival, We Check In Hotel, Cover Mesmerizing Temples, Landscape And Sea. Thereafter Shopping Some Local Shell Art Work If You Please Or Have Dinner And Take Rest Back In The Hotel.
Day 3 – Morning At 04:00 am Take Jyotir Ling Darshan At Ramanathaswamy Temple. Then Come Back To Your Room And Refresh Have Breakfast Check Out Hotel And Travel Towards Kanyakumari. Upon Arrival Check In Hotel In Kanyakumari. Thereafter We Cover You Some Interesting Places Around By Evening See The Magnificent Sun Set. Simple Rome Around The Market Place On The Beach, After Your Dinner, We Bring You Back To Hotel.
Day 4 – First Thing In The Morning Check The Famous Sun Rise At Triveni Sangamam, Then We Come Back To Hotel Refresh Have Breakfast And Check Out By Noon And Travel Towards Madurai Upon Arrival We Will Take You To Places You Would Like to Visit Again Or Drop You At Madurai Airport Or Railway Station As Per Your Schedule Departure.
Itinerary Includes – Transfer By A/c Vehicle, Accommodation, Sight-Seeing, Breakfast & Dinner.
Note: Dates are flexible and customizable.
Tour Packages Description
Your Journey Will Take You To “Madurai” Covering Ancient Temples And Monuments Like…
Sri Meenakshi – Sundareswarar Temple
Timings: The Temple Is Usually Open Between 0500hrs And 1230hrs And Again Between 1600 Hrs And 21.30 Hrs.
Meenakshi Amman Temple Is A Historic Hindu Temple Located On The South Side Of The Vaigai River In Madurai And Is One Of The Most Prominent Landmarks Of The City. It Is Dedicated To Meenakshi And Her Consort, Sundareswarar. The Complex Houses 14 Gopuram’s (Gateway Towers) Ranging From 45–50 Meters (148–164 Ft) In Height, The Tallest Being The Southern Tower, 51.9 Meters (170 Ft) High. There Are Also Two Golden Sculptured Vimana (Shrines) Over The Sanctum Of The Main Deities. The Temple Is A Significant Symbol For Tamils And Has Been Mentioned Since Antiquity In Tamil Literature, Though The Present Structure Was Built Between 1623-55 CE. The Temple Attracts On Average 15,000 Visitors A Day, Which Grows To Around 25,000 On Fridays. There Are An Estimated 33,000 Sculptures In The Temple And It Was In The List Of Top 30 Nominees For The “New 7 Wonders Of The World”
Thirumalai Nayak Palace
Timings: 9.00 AM To 5.00 PM For General Visit. Lunch Break: 01.00 PM To 01.30 PM.
Sound & Light Show Time: 6.45 PM To 7.35 PM In English & 8.00 PM To 8.50 PM In Tamil.
Built In 1636, As A Focal Point Of His Capital At Madurai, Thirumalai Nayak Intended The Palace To Be One Of The Grandest In South India. The Design And Architecture Is A Blend Of Dravidian And Islamic Styles. The Interior Of The Palace Surpasses Many Of Its Indian Contemporaries In Scale. The Interior Is Richly Decorated Whilst The Exterior Is Treated In A More Austere Style.
During The 18th Century Many Structures That Were Part Of This Palace Were Pulled Down Or Incorporated Into Buildings In The Adjacent Streets. What Remains Is The Enclosed Court Known As The Svarga Vilasam And A Few Adjoining Buildings. The Audience Chamber Of The Svarga Vilasam Is A Vast Hall With Arcades About 12 M High. The Architecture Is A Blend Of Indigenous And Islamic Forms. Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Is Famous For Its Giant Pillars. Pillar’s Height Is 82 Feet And Width Is 19 Feet. Upon Entering Palace, The Visitor Enters Into Present Day’s Huge Central Courtyard Measuring 3,700 M² (41,979 Sq Ft). The Courtyard Is Surrounded By Massive Circular Pillars. Now It Has A Circular Garden.
The Palace Is Well Equipped To Perform Light & Sound Shows Depicting The Story Of Silappathikaram Both In Tamil And English Languages. It Is Held At Evenings•
Timings: The Temple Is Usually Open Between 0500hrs And 1230hrs And Again Between 1600 Hrs And 21.30 Hrs.
Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple Is One Of The Six Abodes Of Murugan. The Temple Offers A Mystic Beauty And Is Carved In Rock And Is Monstrous In Size For Such An Architecture. According To The Legend It Is Where Murugan Married Deivayanai, The Divine Daughter Of The King Of Heaven Indra, And He Is Said To Have Worshipped Shiva Here As Parangirinathar.
Kallazhagar Temple In Alagarkoil, A Village In The South Indian State Of Tamil Nadu, Is Dedicated To God Vishnu. Constructed In The Dravidian Style Of Architecture, The Temple Is Glorified In The Divya Prabandha, The Early Medieval Tamil Canon Of The Azhwar Saints From The 6th–9th Centuries AD. It Is One Of The 108 Divyadesam Dedicated To Vishnu, Who Is Worshipped As Kallazhagar And His Consort Lakshmi As Thirumamagal.
Every Year During The Tamil Month Of Chithirai, Chithirai Thiruvizha (Chaitra Festival) Is Celebrated. Chithirai Thiruvizha Is About Meenakshi’s (Azhakar’s Sister) Marriage And Azhakar Itself. First 15 Days Is About Meenakshi And Her Marriage And Next 15 Days Is About Azhakar. The Main Event Is Azhakar Crossing The Vaigai River. Millions Of People Gather In Vaigai River To See This Event. While Azhakar Enters The River He Comes To Know That His Sister Marriage Has Been Ended Already, He Returns To Karuparayar Mandapam And Then He Takes Ten Avatharam Then Returns To Azhakar Kovil. This Temple Got A New Chariot Or Vimana, After 300 Years, Built With A Team Of 15 Artisans Using Vengai Tree Wood For The Structure And Burma Teakwood For Sculptures. The Trial Run Was Held On 6 July 2015.
Years After The Assassination Of Mahatma Gandhi In 1948 An Appeal Was Made To The Citizens Of India Nationwide To Build Memorials For Gandhi. With The Help Of Contributions From Poor And Rich Citizens Of India, A Trust Was Established With The Name Mahatma Gandhi National Memorial Trust, For This Cause. This Museum Was Inaugurated By The Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru On 15 April 1959. Gandhi Memorial Museum In Madurai Comes Under The Peace Museums Worldwide Selected By United Nations Organisation (UNO). The Palace Of Rani Mangammal Has Been Renovated And Converted Into The Museum.
Mariamman Teppakulam Is The Pond Located Near Tovandiyur Mariamman Temple And Situated At A Distance Of About 2 Km From The Meenakshi Amman Temple. Literally, Teppakulam Means Temple Pond Mainly Used For Devotional Festivals.
The Tank Is Connected To Vaigai River Through An Ingenious System Of Underground Channels. It Has Total Of 12 Long Stairs (Steps) Made Of Granite On All Four Sides. The Temple As Well As The Stairs Was Built By The King Thirumalai Nayak. In The Centre Of The Tank There Is A Mandapam Called Maiya Mandapam (Central Mandapam) With Sri Ganesh Temple And Garden.
This Is The Location Where The King Thirumalai Nayakkar Excavated The Soil To Fabricate The Bricks Required For Constructing His Palace, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. The Pit That Was Thus Formed Is Seen As Tank Now. It Is Approximately 305 M Long And 290 M Wide, Nearly Equal Area To That Of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Built In 1645 A.D This Is The Biggest Tank In Tamil Nadu. 7 Foot Tall Mukuruny Vinayakar Idol In Meenakshi Amman Temple Is Believed To Be Found During Excavation Process Of This Pond.
There After Witness The Mysterious And Magnificent Ramanatha Swami Temple Cruising Down More Into The Southern Parts Of India “Rameshwaram”, You Will Discover Your Self With New Self On A Spiritual Level Here…
The Temple And The Island Of Rameshwaram Have Acquired This Name Because Lord Rama Worshipped Lord Shiva Here, Here On Return From Sri Lanka. According To Legend, After Killing Ravana Lord Rama Returned With His Consort Goddess Sita To India First Stepping On The Shores Of Rameshwaram. To Expiate The “Dosha” Of Killing A Brahmin, Lord Rama Wanted To Offer Worship To Lord Shiva. Since There Was No Shrine In The Island Rama Dispatched Sri Hauman To Kailash To Bring An Idol Of Lord Shiva.
The Primary Deity Of The Temple Is Ramanathaswamy (Shiva) In The Form Of Lingam. There Are Two Lingams Inside The Sanctum – One Built By Goddess Sita From Sand Residing As The Main Deity, Ramalingam And The One Brought By Lord Hanuman From Kailash Called Vishwalingam. Rama Instructed That Vishwalingam Should Be Worshipped First Since It Was Brought By Lord Hanuman – The Tradition Continues Even Today.
There Are Sixty-Four Tīrthas (Holy Water Bodies) In And Around The Island Of Rameshwaram, According Toskānda Purāṇa, Twenty-Four Of Them Are Important. Bathing In These Tīrthas Is A Major Aspect Of The Pilgrimage To Rameshwaram And Is Considered Equivalent To Penance. Twenty-Two Of The Tīrthas Are Within The Ramanathaswamy Temple. The Number 22 Indicates The 22 Arrows In Rama’s Quiver. The First And Major One Is Called Agni Theertham, The Sea (Bay Of Bengal).
The Pamban Bridge Is A Railway Bridge On The Palk Strait Which Connects The Town Of Rameshwaram On Pamban Island To Mainland India. The Bridge Refers To Both The Road Bridge And The Cantilever Railway Bridge, Though Primarily It Means The Latter. Opened On 24 February 1914, It Was India’s First Sea Bridge, And Was The Longest Sea Bridge In India Until The Opening Of The Bandra -Worli Sea Link In 2010. The Rail Bridge Is For The Most Part, A Conventional Bridge Resting On Concrete Piers, But Has A Double Leaf Bascule Section Midway, Which Can Be Raised To Let Ships And Barges Pass Through.
Gandhamathana Parvatham, A Hillock Situated 3 Km To The North Of The Temple Is The Highest Point In The Island. There Is A Two Storied Hall, Where Rama’s Feet Is Found As An Imprint On A Chakra (Wheel). The Ramarpatham Temple Is Located On The Hillock.
Dhanushkodi Is The Southernmost Tip Of The Island And Houses The Kothandaramaswamy Temple Dedicated To Rama. Though Dhanushkodi Was Washed Away During The 1964 Cyclone, The Temple Alone Remained Intact. It Is 18 Km Way From The Centre Of The Town And Can Be Reached By Road. A Popular Belief Is That, Dhanushkodi Is Where Vibishana, A Brother Of Ravana Surrendered Before Rama In The Epic Ramayana.
Finally Cover The Beauty Of Kanyakumari…
Kanyakumari Formerly Known As Cape Comorin, The Name Comes From The Devi Kanya Kumari Temple In The Region.
Since The Early 1970s, Tourism Has Been An Industry In The Town. Because Of This It Is One Of The Few Small Towns In South India Where One Can Hear Many Of The Different Languages Of India Spoken In The Street.
Of Late, The Promotion Of Tourism Has Increased, With Increasing Emphasis On Attractions Outside The Town, Such As The Surrounding Landscapes, As Well As The Historical And Religious Sites Found Around The District. Ultimately Millions Of Tourists (Domestic And Foreign) Visite Kanyakumari Every Year. Though There Are Several Places Of Tourist-Interest In The Town And District, Kanyakumari Is Especially Popular In India For Its Spectacular And Unique Sunrise And Sunset, Thanks To Its Being Nearly Surrounded By Waters. On Balmy, Full-Moon Evenings (Locally Called Chitra Pournami), One Can See The Moon-Rise And Sunset At The Same Time.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
The Vivekananda Rock Memorial Is A Popular Tourist Monument In Kanyakumari. The Memorial Stands On One Of Two Rocks Located About 500 Metres East Of The Mainland, India’s Southernmost Tip. It Was Built In 1970 In Honor Of Swami Vivekananda Who Is Said To Have Attained Enlightenment On The Rock. According To Local Legends, It Was On This Rock That Goddess Kumari Performed Austerity. A Meditation Hall (Dhyana Mandapam) Is Also Attached To The Memorial For Visitors To Meditate. The Design Of The Mandapam Incorporates Different Styles Of Temple Architecture From All Over India. It Houses A Statue Of Vivekananda. The Rocks Are Surrounded By The Laccadive Sea. The Memorial Consists Of Two Main Structures, The Vivekananda Mandapam And The Shripada Mandapam.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue Has A Height Of 95 Feet (29 M) And Stands Upon A 38 Foot (11.5 M) Pedestal That Represents The 38 Chapters Of “Virtue” In The Thirukkural. The Statue Standing On The Pedestal Represents “Wealth” And “Pleasures”, Signifying That Wealth And Love Be Earned And Enjoyed On The Foundation Of Solid Virtue. The Combined Height Of The Statue And Pedestal Is 133 Feet (40.5 M), Denoting The 133 Chapters In The Thirukkural. It Has A Total Weight Of 7000 Tons. The Statue, With Its Slight Bend Around The Waist Is Reminiscent Of A Dancing Pose Of The Ancient Indian Deities Like Nataraja. It Was Sculpted By The Indian Sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati. Its Opening Ceremony Was On 1 January 2000. The Monument Was Hit By The Indian Ocean Tsunami On 26 December 2004.
The Gandhi Memorial Has Been Built On The Spot Where The Urn Containing The Mahatma’s Ashes Was Kept For Public Viewing Before Immersion. Resembling Central Indian Hindu Temples In Form, The Memorial Was Designed In Such A Way That On Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, 2 October, The First Rays Of The Sun Fall On The Exact Place Where His Ashes Were Kept.
Tsunami Memorial Park
Near Kanyakumari’s Southern Shore Stands A Monument To The Memory Of Those Who Died In The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami, An Underwater Mega Thrust Earthquake That Claimed Around 280 000 Lives In Many Countries, Including India, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Thailand, Maldives And Indonesia. People From Places Near And Far Visit This Monument To Pay Homage To All Those Who Lost Their Lives.
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Kumari Amman Temple Is A 3000-Year-Old Temple Dedicated To Goddess Kumari. Kumari Amman Is One Of The Form Of Devi, Popularly Known As “Kumari Bhagavathy Amman”. Kumari Bhagavathy Amman Temple Is The First Durga Temple Created By Lord Parasurama And One Of The 108 Shakthi Peedas. This Temple Is Situated At Sea Shore. Devi Kumari Temple Has Been Mentioned In Ramayana, Mahabharata And Purana Nooru.
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