South India Tour

South India Tour

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Overview

South India Tour Packages:

Tamilnadu Tour Packages     
  Daily Tamilnadu Tour Package     
2 Days 1 Night -  By Bus / Train     SBTN 01   
  Places covered: Rameswaram – Madurai – Kanyakumari
 
   Day 1:
Starting from Chennai by 9: 00pm
Travel by A/c Bus.

Day 2:
Travel by 20 seated non A/c Mini Bus
Reaching Madurai by 6:00am meet our representative, transfer to hotel refresh, 7:30am starting to Rameswaram. (Lunch Complimentary)

Ramanatha Swamy temple (bath in 22 wells)
Agni Theertham (seabath)

After Lunch visit

Pamban Bridge, Rama Theertham, Lakshman Theertham, Sita Theertham, Pamban Bridge, kentha patha parvath, Panch Muki Hanuman Temple, Sri Ramachandra Temple (Floating Stone)
Return back by 6:00pm visit Madurai Temple, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Azhagar Kovil, Mariamman Tank, after dinner, by 10:00pm starting to Kanyakumari.

Day 3:
Travel by 20 seated non A/c Mini Bus
Reaching kanyakumari by 2:00am check in over night stay at Kanyakumari. Early morning by 5:30am starting to visit Sun rise and susendram Temple return back to hotel refresh
After breakfast by walk visit
Kanyakumari Temple, Rock Memorial, Tiruvei Sangamam, Tiruvalluvar statue
After lunch at starting to Madurai, drop at Madurai bus stop by 7:00pm, shopping at Madurai,
starting to Chennai by 9:00pm.

Day 4:
Reaching Chennai by 6:00a.m.

South India Tour in visiting places:

Madurai-Rameswaram-Agni Theertham in visiting places:

   

Rameswaram, is a town in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channeland 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.
According to legend, this is the place from where the Hindu god Rama built a bridge, across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita from her abductor Ravana. The Ramanathaswamy Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva is located at the centre of the town and is closely associated with Rama. The temple along with the town is considered a holy pilgrimage site for both Shaivites and Vaishnavites. Rameswaram is the closest point to reach Sri Lanka and geological evidence suggests that the Adam's bridge was a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.

Madurai is located on the banks of River Vaigai, it has been a major settlement for two millennia and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Madurai is a temple town of India located in southern region of India. People from several different religions and cultures are residing in the place and all different kinds of festivals are celebrated here in unison.The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too. It was believed that divine nectar was showered at that place and due to it the Jasmine flowers bloom in the place all around. Jasmine flower too has its foundation in the city. In 16th century, it was ruled by Nayal emperors and also Christianity has been cultivated in these regions too. Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple and must to visit place. The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature and it was in the list of top 30 nominees of the "New Seven Wonders of the World".

Agnitheertham is a pilgrim place where in people believes that taking bath in the place washes away their sins. The temple is constructed facing the eastern direction and there is a large lake in the temple whose water is considered to be holy enough. There are about 22 wells in this place and it is one amongst the 12 jyotirlings of India. The water of all the 22 wells has different taste and one can taste the waters of all of them so as to have all flavors of life in it.

It is believed that the water has several medicinal properties too and several different life threatening diseases can be cured by taking water from the different wells from this place.

more temples in south india:

 

Pamban Bridge, Rama Theertham, Lakshman Theertham, Sita Theertham, Pamban Bridge, kentha patha parvath, Panch Muki Hanuman Temple, Sri Ramachandra Temple,Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Azhagar Kovil, Mariamman Tank.

Temple Tanks[edit source | editbeta]
Main article: Tirthas of Rameswaram
There are sixty-four Tīrthas or Theerthams (holy water bodies) in and around Rameswaram. According to the Skanda Purana, twenty-four of them are important. Of the 24, 14 are in the form of tanks and wells within the precincts of the temple.[2] Bathing in these tanks is a major aspect of the pilgrimage to Rameswaram and is considered equivalent to penance. Twenty-two of the tanks are within the Ramanathaswamy Temple. The foremost one is called Agni Theertham, the sea (Bay of Bengal).

Kothandaramar Temple, Rameswaram
Gandhamathan Parvatham, a hillock situated 3 km to the north of the temple is the highest point in the island.[68] There is a two storeyed hall, where Rama's feet is found as an imprint on a chakra (wheel).[68] The Ramarpatham Temple is located on the hillock.
Dhanushkodi[edit source | editbeta]
Dhanushkodi is the southernmost tip of the island and houses the Kothandaramaswamy Temple dedicated to Rama.[68] Though Dhanushkodi was washed away during the 1964 cyclone, the temple alone remained intact. It is 18 km way from the centre of the town and can be reached by road. A popular belief is that, Dhanushkodi is where Vibishana, a brother of Ravana surrendered before Rama in the epic Ramayana.
Rameswaram is significant for many Hindus as a pilgrimage to Varanasi is considered to be incomplete without a pilgrimage to Rameswaram. The town along with the Ramanathaswamy temple is one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham (four divine sites) sites comprising Badrinath, Puri and Dwarka.[69] Though the origins are not clearly known, the Advaita school of Hinduism established by Sankaracharya, attributes the origin of Char Dham to the seer
 

Interaction with Sri Lanka
Rameswaram is frequently in headlines over fishermen issues like attack, arrest and alleged harassment by Sri Lankan navy for alleged cross border activities, Sethusamudram canal project, Kachchatheevu, Sri Lankan Tamil refugees and also on intercountry smuggling between India and Sri Lanka.[3] As an initial step to curb enhanced smuggling, the Tamil Nadu government has set up 30 more marine police stations to bring the state’s entire coastal belt under close vigil.
Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees[edit source | editbeta]


Kachchatheevu
Another focal point on the simmering tension between Indian and Sri Lankan governments is over the use of Kachchatheevu, an uninhabited island 15 km north of Rameswaram, beloging to Sri Lanka.[84] The accord of 1974 allows fishermen of both the countries for resting and soaking the nets in the island.[85] Repeated allegations on attacks by the Lankan navy, which on many occasions killed Indian fishermen, prevented them from making it to the island.[85] The annual two-day Saint Anthony fest at the island draws huge number of people from the fishermen community of both the countries. The number of pilgrims for the 2012 function crossed 4,000, the largest attendance in the past two decades.[85] The feast also provides an opportunity for the Indian fishermen to meet their Sri Lankan counterparts and exchange views on their mutual problems.[85] The event served as a meeting point to find brides and grooms from both countries, but this practice has now been stopped from the 90s due to political constraint of fishermen family living in different countries.


Sethusamudram Canal Project
Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes linking the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka by creating a shipping canal through the shallow sea sometimes called Setu Samudram, and through the chain of islands variously known as Ram Sethu or the Adam's Bridge. A few organisations are opposing the dredging of Ramasethu on religious, environmental and economical grounds. Many of these parties and organisations support implementation of this project using one of the five alternative alignments considered earlier[87] without damaging the structure considered sacred by Hindus. With 22 km of dredging remaining, the project is held from March 2010 by a Supreme Court order seeking the Central Government to clarify the status of the bridge as a national monument.[88]

Kanyakumari:

 

Kanyakumari Temples are famous the world over because of the beauty of their architecture. The south Indian people are known for their religious devotion and most of them being followers of Hinduism, the entire state of Tamilnadu including Kanyakumari is doted with temples. It is not only the sculpture that is interesting but also the legend associated with the temples. Some of the temples are hundreds of years old, built by important kings of South India. Some of the most important temples of Kanyakumari include the Kumari Amman Temple, the Gandhi Memorial, built in the semblance of a temple and the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. The Suchindram temple, which is a place for worshiping Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, lies 11 kilometers away from Kanyakumari. Besides that, there are numerous other temples in Kanyakumari. The other Gods worshiped by the locals of Kanyakumari are Lords Murgan, Ayappan, and Krishna.
 

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