Madurai to Kanyakumari Tour Package-4D3N
Explore the historic cultural essence of the charming cities of Madurai, Rameshwaram, and Kanyakumari. the artistically aesthetic Meenakshi Temple at Madurai – etched in vibrant carvings of Hindu gods, it has 14 colorful gopurams (gateways). Incidentally, Madurai owns the honor of being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the country. The spiritual essence of Rameshwaram will calm your senses as you visit the Sri Ramanathaswami temple and take a dip in any of the 22 therapeutic springs for some natural therapy. Tour the devotionally high Gandhamadhana parvatham to get an alluring view of the beautiful Pamban Island. When in Kanyakumari, visit the Sri Kumariammam temple and the Vivekananda rock memorial. Don’t miss taking a look at the impressive Thiruvalluvar Statue
Madurai to Kanyakumari Tour Package-4D3N 4D3N starting from 30300/-. Destination Include Kanyakumari, Rameswaram, Madurai . Madurai to Kanyakumari Tour Package includes 3-star accommodations, Breakfast, Sightseeing.
Itinerary for Madurai to Kanyakumari Tour Package
Day 1- Madurai
Meenakshi Amman Temple
St. Mary's Cathedral
MGR Race Course Stadium
Mariamman Water Tank
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal
Day 2- Madurai to Rameswaram
Tourist Spots/Places in Rameswaram
Sri Ramanatha Swamy Thirukovil
Day 3 – Rameswaram to Kanyakumari
Tourist Spots/Places in Kanyakumari
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple
Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam
Day 4 –Kanyakumari to Madurai Drop up at Madurai
Locations/Destinations in Madurai to Kanyakumari Tour Package
Madurai, a temple town is surrounded by three hills(Yanaimalai, Nagamalai, Pasumalai named after Elephant, Snake, and Cow respectively).It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.Madurai city lies on the banks of the river Vagai, the river that brings water when one touches it.Madurai is an ever-bustling city and day or night the city is awake and active. The most famous of the temples of Madurai is the Meenakshi temple with its thousand pillars corridor.The city is divided into a number of concentric quadrangular streets around the temple.Madurai is also famous for its jasmine plantations the "Madurai Malli", traded at the Madurai morning flower market.Madurai was once famous for the jalikattu festival, a taming of bulls where man and bull showing off their strength against each other ( This event has been banned over the last few years).
Rameswaram is on the most sacred temple towns of the Hindus and forms a part of the holy pilgrimage of the Char dams. There is a major significance of the bridge across Rameswaram in the mythological epic, The Ramayana ( The story of Lord Rama ). Rameswaram has also an old historical town ruled by various southern dynasties.Rameswaram is unique with it being a pilgrim center for both the Shaivaites( Lord Shiva worshippers ) and the Vaishnavites( Lord Vishnu worshippers). The pilgrims here have a bath from the various wells that adorn the periphery of the temple before paying tributes to the lord. The Pamban bridge that is used to cross the river pamban to reach Rameswaram is an engineering marvel. Short drives from Rameswaram take you to some unexplored and unspoiled beaches.
Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India's southernmost tip. is popular for a destination for the famous sunrises and sunsets over the ocean.The point also known as Sangam is the confluence of the 3 season's also a pilgrimage destination hosting a Bagavathi Amman Temple, dedicated to a consort of Shiva, and its Our Lady of Ransom Church, a center of Indian CatholicismKanyakumari is bordered by the Laccadive or the Lakshadweep Sea in all directions. The beaches around the region are serene and pristine attracting huge populace of tourists all year round. The Vivekananda rock memorial and the Thiruvallar statue are sights to witness when in Kanyakumari. Ferries are available to reach the Vivekananda rock memorial.
Tourist Spots in Madurai to Kanyakumari Tour Package
The Thirupparankundram Temple is a rock-cut temple of Lord Subramanya, situated at a distance of 8 km from Madurai. This temple was built by Pandayan King in the 8th century.The innermost shrine o the temple is cut out of a solid rock.The entrance of the temple has cubical pillars with lotus medallions. This temple is not only worshipped by Hindus, but also by the Muslims.There is also a Muslim shrine here, dedicated to 'Sekunder'. This shrine is associated with Murugan by the Muslim pilgrims.The temple is thronged by devotees throughout the year, as it is one of the holy abodes of Lord Murugan. There are the statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu facing each other in the main shrine.The place is believed to have been visited by ancient Tamil saint poets like Gnana Sambhandar, Sundarar, Sambandhar.The temple also celebrates a 14-day festival in March/April, to commemorate the victory of Lord Murugan over the demon Suran. This is followed by his coronation and his marriage to Devasena. Devotees visit the place in huge number to witness the divine wedding.
Meenakshi Amman Temple:
The Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most famous temples in South India. The temple is a wonderful mix of legends, myths, and brilliant architectural techniques. The temple’s museum and statues are exquisite.The temple has a more joyful atmosphere than some of Tamil Nadu's more solemn shrines. It is adorned with colorful ceiling and wall paintings. The Lord Siva in his incarnation as Sundareswarar and his fish-eyed spouse, Meenakshi, is enshrined in this twin temple.There are four massive gateways enclosing the two shrines. A striking feature of the temple is the astonishing structures known as the “Ayiramkaal Mandapam”. This Hall of Thousand Pillars has high ornate features, bold sculptures that look lifelike. The view from an angle would make the pillars appear to be in a straight line. When the pillar is tapped, each pillar produces the different musical note.
St. Mary's Cathedral:
The St. Mary’s Cathedral Church is located on the East Veli Street in Madurai. The Cathedral which was built 150 years ago is an architectural marvel which is a blend of various forms of European and continental style.It is located near to the Tirumala Nayak Mahal, within 2 km towards the south-east direction of Madurai Railway Station.The church is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India. It attracts lots of tourists owing to its European and Continental style architecture.The notable feature of the church is the two tall elegant bell towers constructed in a Roman style which is at a height of 42 meters.
Vaigai Dam, an ultimate picnic spot built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti village in Theni district, is around 70km from Madurai on the way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady. It provides drinking water facility to the whole of Madurai and Andipatti region. This popular leisure spot beautifully illuminated on weekends offers a breath-taking sight. On one side of the dam, there is a beautiful garden with all kinds of exotic flowers and plants. Picturesque hills border the river on the other side.Built over the Vagai River at Andipatti, this massive dam is a sight to behold. It is the central source of drinking and irrigation water for Madurai and hence of great strategic and political importance. Over the years, it has become a popular picnic spot, especially for group excursions.The area surrounding the dam is rich in vegetation, with lush greenery spread across its sprawling acres. Though the area lacks any official amenities for a proper picnic, you can always plan a laid-back afternoon here. This popular leisure spot beautifully illuminated on weekends offers a breath-taking sight. On one side of the dam, there is a beautiful garden known as Little Brindavan with all kinds of exotic flowers and plants. Picturesque hills border the river on the other side.
Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, popularly known as Idaikattur Church is known not only for its religious importance but also for its structural beauty. As a whole, this church resembles France’s Rheims cathedral. However, it still has many unique features that make it all the more captivating.This church has been constructed with around 200 varied kinds of tiles and molded bricks. Church has been decorated by using these different bricks and tiles. Interior of this church is also worth noticing. The inner gothic arches of the church have been beautified with mesmerizing terracotta work depicting rows of garlands, flowers, beads, etc. Windows have also been ornamented with small pillars of brick which are connected with hallow flower work. The hollow brickwork in the church has been used for reducing the impact of hot weather conditions.The main altar of the church is its most alluring feature. Its gothic façade which is around 45 feet consists of God holding his son Jesus by his hand and Holy Spirit along with angels surrounding him. The altar here depicts the Christian doctrine – Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The church also showcases exquisite stucco work, figures of saints, angels, St. Joseph, mother of sorrows and many others. Amazing examples of French artwork can also be seen here. There are around 153 depictions of angels in this church.
Samanamalai, also known as Jaina Hill, is a popular pilgrim spot for Jains. Samanamalai (‘Samanar’ means ‘Jain’ and ‘malai’ means ‘hill’) is 13 km from Madurai in Keelakuyilkudi village and is known for its bas-relief sculptures of Tirthankaras (Jain saints) and Tamil Vattellutu which both date back to 9th-10th century CE. The hill has been declared as a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. Samanamalai is famous for its caves where Tamil Jain (Samanar) monks lived as well as its stone beds and sculptures. The hill was also known as Thiruvuruvagam.Samanamalai is a widespread complex of low rock-strewn hills extending over three kilometers amidst verdant fields and the ambiance here is serene and beautiful, a far cry from the noise and chaos of city life.
Mariamman Water Tank
The tank is 1000 feet long and 950 feet wide. There is a mandapam cum Lord vigneshwara temple in the center of the tank. This is the location where the king Thirumalai Naicker excavated the soil to fabricate the bricks required for constructing his palace, Thirumalai Nayacker Mahal.It is believed that 7 feet tall Mukuruny Vinayagar idol in Meenakshi Amman Temple is believed to be found during the excavation process of this pond. During festival season, this tank is filled with water and decorated with lights. This float festival is celebrated here on the Full moon day in the midst of January and February the tank turns colorful, which is a feast for the eyes of the visitors
MGR Race Course Stadium:
Made up of polyurethane surface, the stadium was renovated in the year 2012. It hosts several sporting events, including both, national and international Kabaddi Championships. This stadium provides an attractive sports venue to its citizens and adds a special feature to its home city. A good and decent place for fitness freaks this place in the early morning is full of walkers.
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal:
Thirumalai Nayakar Palace was erected in 1636 AD in the city of Madurai, by King Thirumalai Nayak. The palace depicts the perfect blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. After Independence, this palace was declared as a national monument and till date continues to be one of the spectacular monuments of Southern India.Depicting the Saracenic style of architecture, it was constructed during the rule of Nayak Dynasty and is widely considered as the most illustrious monument built by the Madurai Nayak Dynasty. The Thirumalai Nayak Palace was the residence of King Thirumalai Nayak and was approximately four times bigger than what is seen today. The exterior, as well as the interiors of this palace, have been richly adorned. One can notice the excellent stucco work done on the arches and domes of the palace. It showcases an array of architectural wonders ranging from the massive pillars to the over-all daunting structure. There are a total of 248 pillars in this grand palace. Visitors can also enjoy a magnificent sound and light show at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge is also known as the Pamban Bridge. This bridge is over 2.34 km long and was constructed with sufficient elevation. The Pamban Bridge is a major source for connecting the Rameshwaram Island with the mainland. It took over 14 years to construct this bridge, which was finally inaugurated in 1988.This bridge is also called as the Pamban Rail Scissors Bridge, which is the longest rail bridge. Previously, this railway bridge carried only meter-gauge trains but was upgraded by Indian Railways to carry broad-gauge trains. This project was finished in August 2007 and since then broad-gauge trains are operational on this bridge.One of best and most famous viewpoint. Adjacent to the oldest and the longest rail bridge that is just above the sea level. Watching a train go over it is an amazing experience. And the view of the blue sea water is spectacular to find one in India.
Sri Ramanatha Swamy Thirukovil:
The Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu is located on the island town of Rameshwaram. This is one of the four sacred Char Dhams in the country, the other three being in Orissa, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand.The temple gets its name from Lord Rama because he came here to worship Lord Shiva.This is one of the most sacred Hindu Char Dhams and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India.The temple is located on the eastern side of the island and is considered a prominent attraction of Rameswaram. Moreover, the temple is known for its long ornate corridors and towers and 36 theerthams.
Dhanushkodi is a wonderful temple town located in the southernmost tip of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, India. This place was completely washed away by the 1964 cyclone after which the village has been declared as a “Ghost Town”.The nearest town to Dhanushkodi is Rameshwaram, which is 18 km away. Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town and permits visitors only during the day and it is advisable to avoid the journey during night time.The name Dhanushkodi literally means the end of the bow and is the spot where Lord Ram built the famous bridge with floating stones.The place is famous for the various migratory birds that flock here and its pristine views of the ocean.
The Agnitheertham is a shrine utilized for religious significance by Hindus. It is at a distance of 100 meters towards the east from the Ramanathaswamy Temple.This is one of the 64 sacred baths in Rameswaram (theerthams). Thousands of pilgrims flock to bath in this holy sea. Visitors can witness holistic rituals such as profit hams, yagnya, tharpanam being performed on the shores of Agni theertham. Devotees believe the bath would purify them of their sins.The water in Agnitheertham is considered to be sacred and visitors can witness pilgrims performing poojas for honoring their ancestors.
Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple
The temple is located in the district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The temple which was built in the 17th century is famous for its beautiful sculptures. The main deities that are worshipped in the temple are Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma. The temple stands as a marvel of architecture and is famous for four musical pillars that have been carved out of a single stone. When struck upon the pillars emit a musical note. The temple is unique as it represents the three Hindu gods within a singular temple. There is a 10-day festival that is conducted between December and January; this attracts locals and other followers from all over India.
Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam
Located near the shores of Kanyakumari, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial was built in the honor of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation. Also known as Gandhi Mandapam, it is an important part of every Kanyakumari tour, presenting a glimpse into the historical richness of India and into the life of the great man that India had seen.Entry inside the memorial is free, but visitors are requested to maintain silence to preserve the sanctity of the place. Another popular activity is to visit the roof of the memorial to get a panoramic view of the ocean.Guests who visit the memorial are requested to understand the significance of the place and conduct themselves in a dignified manner within the mandapam. This is a monument in memory of a person whom we Indians look up to as the ‘Father of the Nation’. Scribbling inside the memorial, snacking, or talking loudly should be avoided as a mark of respect.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial is situated at Kanyakumari and is an undying source of inspiration to the nation.The Vivekananda Memorial has been built for the memorial of Swami Vivekananda by Shri Ekanthji Ranade, whose devotion to the work he had undertaken was inspired not by mere faith but by intellectual conviction.At Kanyakumari, the memorial stands as a unique symbol of unity and purity. Furthermore, it stands as a symbol of the united aspiration of Nation.In the Memorial, there is a happy and harmonious blend of all the architectural beauty of the country. It is a symbol of unity because the whole nation wished, worked and contributed to it. The people from all states of India had participated in its inauguration.
The Thiruvalluvar statue gives patronage to the famous Tamil poet and saint Thiruvalluvar. This famous attraction of Kanyakumari was opened for public access on the first day of the new millennium i.e. January 1, 2000.The statue is situated at a distance of 400 m from the city’s coastline on a small island rock. Its total height is 133 feet.It is one of the biggest statues in India located on a small island in Kanyakumari, nearby the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.The statue stands on a 3 – tier pedestal, known as Atharapeedam. Atharapeedam is surrounded by the 38 feet high Alankara Mandapam. There are ten elephant statues surrounding the Alankara Mandapam that symbolize the ten directions – eight for the earth, one for the sky and one for space below.The statue can be easily accessed by a ferry available from the mainland. Thiruvalluvar Statue is a popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari.