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Madurai-Kodaikanal-Rameshwaram Tour PACKAGE

(06 Nights / 07 Days) Routing: Madurai | Kodaikanal | Rameshwaram | Kanyakumari | Kovalam

If you look at a South India tourist places map, you’ll see that there are enough destinations to cover your next set of vacation leaves. The twin states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which make up the green southern part of India, are one of the best holiday destinations in India. While Kerala attracts you with its beautiful backwaters, lush greenery, and compelling culture, Tamil Nadu leaves you spellbound with mesmerising Kodaikanal tour packages, enchanting temples of Madurai and an endless list of places to see in Rameshwaram. Combined together, they can make a trip of a lifetime for you.

Are you ready to set off on this journey? Find the detailed itinerary below.

Tour Highlights:


Temple tour of Madurai Rameshwaram and leisure stay at Kodaikanal are the highlights of this tour. The tour covers Madurai one of the most famous pilgrimage centers in India. The best thing about Madurai is its Meenakshi Amman Temple, which not only becomes a holy experience for visitors, but also proves itself to be an architectural marvel with its thousands of statues and carvings. The city of Madurai has a lot to offer to tourists, as it is evident by its nickname ‘Thoonga Nagaram’, which means ‘the city that never sleeps’. The Madurai experience is followed up by a grand entry to ‘God’s Own Country’, the State of Kerala, via Kovalam, its most famous beach destination.

The major highlights of this tour are temple tour of Madurai and Rameshwaram and the leisurely stay at Kodaikanal. The itinerary commences from Madurai, continues from Madurai to Kodaikanal, from Kodaikanal to Rameshwaram, Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari, and finally from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum.

Madurai Temple

MADURAI

Day 01: Madurai

Upon Arrival at Madurai. Our representative receives You and takes you to your designated Hotel at Madurai. Later proceed on a sightseeing tour of Madurai. Visit the Meenakshiamman temple, Overnight stay at Hotel Germanus - Standard Room

Madurai is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Situated beside the Vaigai river, it was the erstwhile capital of the Pandyan kingdom and the third-largest city of Tamil Nadu. There are a string of names given to this city - City of Junctions (Koodal nagaram), City of Jasmine (Malligai maanagar), Temple City (Koil maanagar), City That Never Sleeps (Thoonga nagaram) and City of Four Junctions (Naanmada koodal). Your Madurai trip will be incomplete without a trip to the Meenakshi Amman temple. It’s the greatest relic of Dravidian architecture and considered to be the place where Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. There are several other places to visit in Madurai such as Koodal Alagar Temple, AlagarTemple, and Pazhamudhir Solai Temple. There’s more to Madurai sightseeing than just temples though. You can check out the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, the Thirupparankundram, an Islamic shrine, Gandhi Museum, Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara, and Gorippalayam Dargah.

KODAIKANAL LAKE

Day 02: Madurai – Kodaikanal

This Morning after breakfast, proceed to Kodaikanal from Madurai. Upon arrival check in to Hotel at Kodaikanal. Later visit the Bryant’s Parkand Lake. Overnight stay at Hotel Aarem Valley Castle. (Deluxe Room)

The driving distance from Madurai to Kodaikanal is about 110 kms. Leaving the Temple City, you will find yourself in the land of misty mountains and peaceful valleys. Kodaikanal is one of India’s finest hill stations and one of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

COAKER'S WALK

Day 03: Kodaikanal

This morning set on a sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal. Visit the Coaker’s walk, Green Valley view, Pillar Rocks, Chettiyar Park, Shenbaganoor Museum, Water falls. Overnight stay at Hotel Aarem Valley Castle. (Deluxe Room)

Kodaikanal is a paradise for nature lovers and can be an ideal place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you are lucky enough to get the perfect weather, you can experience the soft green mountains, the floating clouds, and the supple waterfalls.

Some of Kodaikanal’s best sightseeing places are covered in our Kodaikanal tour packages, including this one. The best places in Kodaikanal are the Kodai Lake, Echo Point, Bryant Park, Berijam Lake, Green Valley and Silent Valley View. Some other tourist places in Kodaikanal are Coakers Park, Chettiar Park, Kurinjiandavar Temple, and Wax Museum. This package will help you to cover all the sightseeing places in Kodaikanal.

RAMANATHASWAMY TEMPLE

Day 04: Kodaikanal – Rameshwaram (275 KMS – 06 Hours drive)

After early breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Rameshwaram, on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Rameshwaram - visit Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agnitheertham, Ramjharoka Temple, Dhanushkodi (Optional) and Adam’s Bridge (Optional). Overnight stay at the Hotel Jiwan (Deluxe Room)

The next leg of your trip will be the journey from Kodaikanal to Rameshwaram. Descending from the scenic hill station, you will enter one of the holiest places in India. A quiet and pristine town, Rameshwaram is one of the four Char Dham pilgrimages in the Hindu religion. As per legend, it’s believed that this is where Lord Rama built the bridge to Sri Lanka to rescue Sita. Apart from its mythological importance, Rameshwaram is also part of the beautiful Pamban islands and is connected the mainland with the help of the Pamban channel. There are several beautiful places to see in Rameshwaram. The main points of interest in Rameshwaram are the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, Gandamadana Parvatham, Satchi Hanuman Temple, the Five-faced Hanuman Temple, and Agnitheertham. One of the best aspects of Rameshwaram tourism is its temples. With Kerala Tour Packages, you can experience these rich reminders of heritage in India. Some other sightseeing options in Rameshwaram are Dhanushkodi, the southern tip of the island and the Pamban bridge,

KANYAKUMARI

Day 05: Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari (250 KMS – 06 Hours drive)

After early breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Kanyakumari, on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari – visit Suchithram Temple, Devi.Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial and Triveni Sangam. Evening watch the most beautiful Sunset of Kanyakumari. Overnight stay at the Hotel Sea view - Sea iew Room

Your second-last leg of the trip will be the journey from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari. Also known as Cape Comorin, it’s the southernmost tip of India. Our Kanyakumari tour package will help you to explore this beautiful destination in its full glory. With us, you can tick off all the places in the Kanyakumari tourist places map. One of the attractions of Kanyakumari is the fact that you can see both the sunrise and the sunset at the same beach. You can also behold the spectacular confluence of the three major water bodies surrounding India - the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. Some of the best places to see in Kanyakumari are the Vivekananda Rock, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Gandhi Mandapam, the Kanyakumari Devi Temple, and the Vattakottai Fort.

PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE

Day 06: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (100 KMS – 03 Hours drive)

After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Trivandrum. Enroute visit the Sri Padmanabhapuram Palace, Also visit the Sri padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum which is the richest temple in the world, Museum etc and later drop to Kovalam. Overnight at Samudra Theeram (Occean View)

Your final leg of the journey will be travelling from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum. Also known as Thiruvananthapuram, it was also given the name as the “Evergreen City of India” by Mahatma Gandhi. Idyllically located between the wide Arabian Sea and the green Western Ghats, it’s one of the iconic holiday destinations in India. Trivandrum goes back a long time in history and was an important centre of the Travancore empire. It’s home to many important buildings such as the Kerala Legislature Assembly Complex, Kerala Government Secretariat, Keralan Museum, and the Napier Museum. You can also get a sneak peek into the erstwhile princely charm by visiting the East Fort, Kanaka Kunnu Palace, and the Padmanabhapuram Palace.

View from Fort Kochi

Day 07 - Departure

Morning after breakfast departure transfer to Trivandrum Airport

With this, your beautiful trip comes to an end. You can take home some lovely memories and experiences of one of the greenest parts of India back home with you.

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Cost for 02 Persons in INR (01 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)

VALIDITY PRICE (INR)
If the transportation in an A/c Innova 56,500*
If the transportation in an A/c Indigo / Etios / Dzire 51,000*
* Above price is not valid from 20 Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2020

Cost Includes & Excludes

COST INCLUDES COST EXCLUDES
  • Accommodation in mentioned Resorts
  • Breakfast at all the Hotels
  • Transportation using A/C car as per itinerary
  • Arrival assistance
  • Interstate Permit
  • Service of an English speaking driver
  • Parking, Toll
  • All Taxes
  • Flight / Train tickets
  • Services / facilities not mentioned in cost includes
  • Extra meals or Drinks
  • Tips
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry & other expenses of personal nature
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When you say Kerala, it inevitably evokes images of lush green landscapes, peaceful backwaters, and vibrant culture. However, there’s much more to Kerala than that. The inviting beaches of Kovalam are a testimony to the diverse landscape that Kerala has. With a 600 km sprawling coastline with the most beautiful beaches, it can definitely invoke your beach spirits. If you want a little bit of nature, then Kerala can fulfil your wish. You can take a peaceful ride on a houseboat and witness the wonders of nature surrounding you. Or if you want a hill station getaway, the tea plantations of Munnar beckon you to rejuvenate with a hot cup of tea in the midst of the bounties of nature. If you’re the adventurous kind, you can pick a trail in Wayanad and follow the wild call of the fauna there. All in all, Kerala has a lot to offer if you’re willing to discover.

Its worthy neighbour, Tamil Nadu, is equally charming as a tourist destination. This strip at the bottom of India is a confluence of culture, history, architecture, and nature. India is a haven for those who love Hindu culture and religious practices. And one of the most culturally charged places, which celebrates the power of piety, is Tamil Nadu. In fact, With its resplendent temples, intricately carved statues, soulful notes of hymns and holy rituals, Tamil Nadu makes for a wonderful pilgrimage centre. From the north to the south, the state has numerous temples, mathas and sanctuaries of worship on offer. From Madurai to Rameshwaram, the spellbinding architecture will transport you through time to a different era. And when you want the heated crowd of the temples, you can escape to the wide-open horizon at the southern tip of India - Kanyakumari.

Our itinerary covers all the major attractions from Madurai to Trivandrum. Being specialists in pilgrimage tourism, we take you on an exquisite tour of some of the best temples in South India. To break the monotony, the tour is interspersed with an escape to the gorgeous hill station of Kodaikanal. There is also the mighty confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean at Kanyakumari. Thus, embarking on a trip like this can be a mixed bag of memories and experiences for you. It can open you up to the manifold magic of South India.

Kerala Tour Packages offers you a splendid 6 Nights 7 Days trip that encompasses the rich landscape and heritage of South India. You can start your journey from the historic city of Madurai. The third-largest city of Tamil Nadu and often considered to be its soul, Madurai is famous for the mindblowing Meenakshi Amman temple. Here you can behold the magnificence of Dravidian architecture and reconnect with the ancient wisdom of one of the oldest cities in the world.

The journey from Madurai to Kodaikanal is like a journey between two worlds. You leave the historical city behind and plunge into the blissful beauty of one of the best hill stations in India - Kodaikanal. Set on the picturesque Western Ghats, this gem is also referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations. It offers you a potpourri of sights such as hills, waterfalls, and greenery. It’s the perfect place to unwind before going back to your city life.

Once you travel from Kodaikanal to Rameshwaram, you’ll be taken over by the sheer change in the landscape. From a gorgeous hill station, you travel to one of the holiest places for Hindus. Being one of the iconic points of the Char Dham yatra, Rameshwaram is has a distinct connection to mythology and is an extremely revered destination.

The next leg of your trip takes you from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari. The southernmost point of peninsular India and an important pilgrimage centre, Kanyakumari can mesmerise you with its confluence of nature and architecture. While on one hand, there is the grand confluence of the three oceans, on the other is the grandeur of the ancient temples.

The beautiful journey ends with the final leg from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum. Apart from being Kerala’s capital, this energetic city is brimming with the glory of yesteryear with a hint of modernity. You can brush up your history with a visit to the palaces and museums and recall the glory of the princely period.

Frequently Asked Questions


How far is Madurai from Kodaikanal by road?

The road distance from Madurai to Kodaikanal is around 110 kms.

What is the common language of Madurai?

Tamil is the primary language spoken by the people in Madurai.

What are some of the must-do things in Madurai?

There are a number of Madurai sightseeing and activity options available for you to choose from. You can explore the Meenakshi Temple complex, a living temple arena with a lot going on. If you love shopping, you can venture out to the Puthu Mandapam, opposite the Meenakshi Temple. You can check out the mesmerising architecture of the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Offering prayers at the Saint Mary's Cathedral, wandering around the Banana Market, and exploring the Velachery Pottery Village are some of the other must-do things.

Which places are good for a food trail in Madurai?

Being one of the most important trade centres, Madurai has a number of influences on its food. Chettinad cuisine is among the most popular cuisines in Madurai. Some of the delicacies in this cuisine are paniyaram, idiyappam, kothu parotta, and kari kuzhambu. There are several delicious snacks known as ‘Tamizhaga Ennai Palagaram’ (Tamil Nadu Oil Snacks). An iconic drink of Madurai is the Jigarthanda, a cooler prepared from sarsaparilla syrup, sugar, milk, cream and ice cream.

Which are some famous places to shop in Madurai?

Madurai is a paradise for tourists who love shopping. There are several shopping options available in Madurai such as the Puthu Mandapam, a huge shopping complex, Avani Moola Street, a hub of amazing handicrafts, Masi Street, a popular local city market, Chithirai Street, known for its bright coloured markets, and several popular malls.

Which are some famous temples to visit in Madurai?

Some of the famous Madurai tourist places are its temples. Because of its spectacular temples, it’s known as the Athens of the East. It has been ruled by several dynasties so has a number of influences on its temples. Some of the famous temples are the Meenakshi Amman temple, Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Alagar Kovil Temple, Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple.

What is Kodaikanal famous for?

Kodaikanal is a famous hill station in Tamil Nadu. It’s known as the Princess of the Hills and attracts tourists from all over the country. It’s one of the best hill stations for hiking, trekking, honeymoon or a leisure holiday trip. There are amazing viewpoints such as Dolphin’s Nose, waterfalls such as Fairy Falls, and peaks such as Bryant PEak.

What is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?

Being a hill station, Kodaikanal is ideal to travel to from October to March. The summer and monsoon months add a different dimension to the place.

Is one day enough for Kodaikanal?

Most of the important Kodaikanal tourist places can be covered in a day. The golf course, Dolphin’s Nose, and Pillar Rocks are some of the places you can cover in one day. However, it’ll be a little hectic. Spreading it out over at least 2 days is ideal.

What is famous in Kodaikanal?

Kodaikanal is a popular hill station in Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its great views of hills, valleys, and rivers. Dolphin’s Nose is one of the best places to get breathtaking views from.

What is Rameshwaram famous for?

Rameshwaram is one of the most famous pilgrimage places in India. It’s one of the four sites of the Char Dham Yatra. Rameshwaram also connects the Pamban Bridge to Tamil Nadu. Mythologically, it’s believed to be the place from where Lord Rama built a bridge to Sri Lanka to save Sita from the demon king Ravana.

What is the best time to visit Rameshwaram?

Although Rameshwaram can be visited all year round, however, the best time to visit Rameshwaram is from October to April.

What is special about Rameshwaram?

Rameshwaram, located at the southern tip of India, is famous for being one of the four Char Dham yatra sites. It’s also the town that connects, through the Pamban Bridge, the Indian mainland to Sri Lanka. In Hindu mythology, this is where Lord Rama built the mighty bridge to Sri Lanks to bring back Sita from the demon king Ravana.

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