Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for Ramanathaswamy Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site with ornate corridors, huge sculpted pillars and sacred water tanks. Devotees bathe in the waters of Agni Theertham, off the beach east of the temple. Gandamadana Parvatham is a hill with island views. A chakra (wheel) here is said to bear an imprint of Lord Rama’s feet.
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Upon arrival to Madurai transfer and check into the hotel. Later in the evening we attend a fantastic night ceremony at Meenakshi Temple, where the moveable images of the God and Goddess are carried to the bed chamber. The ceremony was accompanied by a horn, drum and cymbalist, among other sounds. The enormous temple is dedicated to Shiva and his wife Meenakshi and has a stunning architecture. Its soaring towers rise from solid granite bases, and are covered with stucco figures of deities, mythical animals and monsters painted in vibrant colours. (Overnight stay in Madurai)
Madurai – Rameshwaram 175 KMS / 3.5 HRS
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Rameshwaram. On arrival check in to the hotel and later we visit Ramanathaswamy Temple. The temple was build by rulers of different dynasties from 12th century and onwards. The temple complex is constructed in an area of 265m x 200m and is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns, the 54-meter tall gopuram (gate-tower), 1220 meters of magnificent corridors, the flamboyant columns embellish and render fame to the temple. The water in each of the 22 sacred wells in the temple tastes different. According to the Hindu mythology, the story of Ramayana Lord Rama performed thanks giving rituals to Lord Rama after the battle at Sri Lanka and his triumph over the demon king Ravana. Owing to this Rameshwaram attracts Vaishnavites (worshippers of Lord Vishnu) and Saivites (worshippers of Lord Shiva) alike. In a distance just of 24 kilometers from Rameshwaram is a shore of Sri Lanka. In fact the entire area of Rameshwaram is associated with various incidents from the Ramayana. Rameshwaram belongs to one of the most important religious sites of India. (Overnight stay in Rameshwaram)
Rameshwaram – Madurai (Departure) 175 KMS / 3.5 HRS
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Madurai airport for boarding the flight to your next destination.