Arrive Madurai Airport Meet & greet by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Madurai is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. Madurai's 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.
After breakfast, visit Thiruparankundram Lord Murugan Temple & Koodal Alagar Temple. Post Lunch, Drive to Alagarkoil (30kms/45mins). Visit the Vishnu Temple, Later drive uphill for 5mins to Pazhamuthirzholai Lord Murugan Temple for the Darshan.
After Leisure breakfast drive to Kodaikanal (125kms/3.5hrs). 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.
After Leisure Breakfast, Explore Kodaikanal at your own pace. Sightseeing places at Kodaikanal Bryant Park - Bryant Park, seen on the lake's 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.
After early breakfast, Drive to Rameswaram (300kms / 7hrs) & check into the hotel on Arrival. After fresh & up visit the temple. Rameswaram is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres 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.