Tamil Nadu is also referred to as the Land of Temples, a region in South India that is blessed with more than 33,000 temples. Of these, some temples in the whole of India are the biggest and most revered temples and also among the best places to experience Tamilnadu tourism. In memory of Shiva, Vishnu and their consorts, most of the temples in Tamilnadu are built. These temples in the world have been a source of respect for believers.
A trip to these temples, constructed during historic and mediaeval times, offers you a deep insight into the brilliant architectural, sculptural and artistic skills of artisans of the past. The opulent and luxurious tastes of successive dynasties, whether they be Pallavas, Cholas or Nayakas, are also seen in these temples. These temple cities, in addition to being timeless architectural wonders, reverberate with a divine energy that attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year.
The ancient city of Madurai, known as the 'Athens of the East,' is beautifully situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. The iconic temple of Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple is housed in this historic town. The temple, dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Siva, is one of India's largest and most famous temples, and also one of Tamilnadu 's top pilgrimage places to visit. It is considered an architectural masterpiece and was shortlisted as one of the Latest Seven Wonders of the World's top 30 nominees. As part of the Rameswaram Tour Package, Madurai is one of the popular destinations to visit.
Madurai points of interest
The temple was founded during the reign of Nayaka rulers by Kulashekara Pandya of the Pandya dynasty and was significantly enlarged to the current structure. The temple consists of four entrance gates, 14 towers, multiple mandapams and almost 4000 monolithic pillars, constructed over an area of 45 acres. The halls and pillars are decorated with impressive artwork from the past. It is customary for Goddess Meenakshi to give prayers before meeting Lord Shiva. Held in April and May, the annual 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam attracts 1 million tourists from all parts of India. Thirumalai Nayak Mahal and Koodal Alagar Temple, along with Meenakshi Temple, are other important places to visit in Madurai.
Kanchipuram is a famous temple town in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, also referred to as the 'City of a Thousand Temples'. The city is renowned for its temples and beautifully woven sarees of silk. Renowned as one of India's oldest cities, Kanchi served as the capital of the Pallava Dynasty, and during their rule, most of the known temples were constructed. The town is home to the famous temple of Kanchi Kamakshi, which is the highly respected home of Lord Shiva's consort, Kamakshi. One of the most popular South Indian temples and also one of the main religious places to visit near Chennai is Kanchi Temple.
In addition to Kamakshi Amman Temple, the famous places to visit in Kanchi are Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Karchapeshwarar Temple and Ekambaranatha Temple. In the Dravidian style of architecture, the temples of Kanchipuram are built and exhibit beautiful stone carvings. For its magnificent architecture, the Kailasanathar Temple is famous. The Ekambaranathar Temple, spanning 40 acres, is the town's tallest, biggest and most impressive temple. To visitors, Kanchipuram, Mamallapuram, and Chennai are sometimes referred to as the Golden Triangle of Tamil Nadu.
Rameshwaram is a quiet little pilgrim town located in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on the Pamban Island. It is one of the holiest Char Dhams for Hindus in the world and one of the main pilgrimage places in Tamilnadu, home to Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Rameshwaram Temple is one of India's most prominent Shiva shrines and also one of Rameshwaram's top places to visit.
Rameshwaram temple history
According to legend, Rameshwaram is the place where Lord Rama, with the aid of vanaras, constructed a bridge across the sea to save Sita from the demon king of Ravana. This is also the place where Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, who was a great Brahmin and scholar, to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. One of the popular pilgrimage places to visit as part of the Madurai Tour Packages is Rameswaram.
Ramanatha Swamy Temple, founded by the Pandya rulers during the 12th century CE, stands as an epitome of Dravidian architecture and is renowned for its splendid corridors and huge sculptured pillars. Rameshwaram Temple 's third corridor is the longest in the world and it also happens to be one of the 12 temples in Jyotirlinga. In Rameshwaram, the famous places to visit are Agnitheertham, Gandamadana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi, Kothandaraswamy Temple and Erwadi. Rameswaram is sometimes referred to as Southern Varanasi and is second only to Varanasi itself. A pilgrimage to Varanasi, however, without a trip to Rameshwaram, is not considered complete.
Kanyakumari is a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, located at the southernmost tip of the Indian mainland, and has for centuries been a great hub for art & culture. This small town is also known as Cape Comorin, and is also famous for the Kumari Amman Temple. The Kumari Amman Temple, considered to be one of the Shakti Peethas, attracts large numbers of devotees every year. This is one of the best places to visit in South India, and also one of Tamilnadu 's famous pilgrimage places not to be missed in a package from South India.
As it is situated at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, Kanyakumari has great natural beauty. It's the only place in India where the rare spectacle of Sunset and Moonrise can be witnessed over the sea simultaneously on full moon days. The top places to visit in Kanyakumari are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the Gandhi Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Suchindram, Vattakottai Fort, St Xavier 's Church and Udayagiri Fort. The main festivals celebrated in Kanyakumari with great pomp and fervour are the Chaitra Poornima Festival and Navratri.
Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, as part of the Tamilnadu trip, Kanyakumari is one of the popular pilgrimage places to visit. It is about 242 kilometres from Madurai and 707 kilometres from Chennai.
A famous tourist spot, Kanyakumari is a place of great natural beauty. Swami Vivekananda is said to have been staying and meditating here for a while. This is the only location in India where the rare spectacle of Sunset and Moonrise can be witnessed simultaneously on full moon days, situated at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean.
Also known as Thillai, Chidambaram is a holy city in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district. Famous for the Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram is one of South India's most popular pilgrimage sites and also one of the best places to visit Tamilnadu. The town got its name from the word Chitrambalam in Tamil, which means a small hall or wisdom point. During the 11th century, the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram was constructed and is one of the most celebrated Shiva Temples in South India.
The Temple of Nataraja has considerable religious as well as historical and cultural value. This is one of the five elements of wind , water, fire , earth, and space, represented by the Panchabhoota Stalas. In the form of Akasha Lingam, an embodiment of Shiva as the Formless Space, Lord Shiva is worshipped here. The top spots to visit in Chidambaram are Thillai Kaali Amman Temple, Pichavaram, Sattanathar Temple, Kollidam (river) and Poompuhar. The main festivals held in Chidambaram are the Brahmotsavam and the Natyanjali Dance Festival.
Pick up from Madurai.
Then proceed towards Chidambaram.
Hotel check in.
Then proceed to visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil Sirkazhi, Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple and Night Stay.
After Breakfast checkout from hotel.
Then proceed towards Trichy.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Trichy Srirangam Ranganathar temple. Rock fort temple, Uchi pillaiyar temple
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel..
After Breakfast check out from hotel.
Then proceed towards Madurai.
Hotel Check In.
Then Proceed to visit Madurai famous sightseeing places such as Meenakshi Amman Temple, thirumalai nayakar mahal, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, Kodal Azhagar.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel..
On fifth day,Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and then Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed towards Rameshwaram.
Hotel check in at Rameshwaram.
Then proceed towards Rameshwaram major attractions such as Ramanathaswamy Temple,Pamban Bridge,Pamban Rail Bridge,Ramar Patham, 22 Well Theertham and Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay @ Rameshwaram.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and then check out Hotel.
Then Proceed towards Kanyakumari.
Hotel Check in at Kanyakumari.
Then proceed towards Kanyakumari major attractions such as Vivekananda Rock ,Thiruvallu Statue, Kanyakumari Beach and Sunset Point.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay @ Kanyakumari.
Morning Breakfast and then check out from Hotel.
Then proceed towards Kanyakumari major attractions such as Sunrise Point,Triveni Sangam ,Vattakottai Fort , Sri Bhagavathi Amman Temple , Mahatma Gandhi Memorial ,Sri Adi Shankara Statue ,18 Ft Hanuman Temple ,Suchindram Temple and Wax Museum.
Then starting our journey towards Madurai with Sweet memories of tour.
Finally drop @ Madurai .
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We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
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