Welcome to Rameswaram


Otherwise, Rameswaram is a small, scruffy fishing town on conch-shaped Pamban Island, connected to the mainland by 2km-long bridges. If you aren't a pilgrim, the temple alone barely merits the journey here. But the island's eastern tip, Dhanushkodi, only 30km from Sri Lanka, has a magical natural beauty that adds to Rameswaram's appeal. And for activity-loving travellers, the island's western edge is buzzing as a low-key water-sports destination.


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$530 Cultural & Theme Tours

South India Devotional Tour Package

ItineraryDay 1: Trivandrum - KovalamStop At: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaShree Ananthapadmanabhaswami Temple is also one of the Diyadesam temple of Shree Vishnu. The deity of the temple is in sleeping posture i.e Yoga nitra Or ananta. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaChitra art gallery is filled with the rear paintings and art of artist like Ravi Varma. The paintings and the mural of all over India are displayed here Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaBeing the Palace the Royal families collections are displayed there. and also it displays many galleries Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaA Sandy beach with panoramic view of waving sea water in blue color . The reddish sky in the evening can rejuvenate your mind Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Sagara beach resort Or Similar - A 3 Star Resort Day 2: Kovalam - KanyakumariStop At: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduIt is a memorial built for Swami Vivekananda, 15 minutes boating will be there to reach this place. Vivekananda rock memorial has two sections one is ‘Shripada Mandapam’ and the other one is ‘Vivekananda Mandapam’. Each sections consist of subsections out of which the meditation hall or Dhyana Mandapam in Vivekananda Mandapam is very spiritualDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduThis is the statue of Saint Thiruvallauvar a Tamil poet. boating service are available to reach this place is from Vivekananda rock memorial only. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bhagavathy Amman Temple, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduThe Name Kanyakumari is drives from Kanyakumari - meaning Virgin. Goddess Bhagavati ( Incarnation of Parvati) is about to got married to lord Shiva, failure of which she remind virgin for ever, Due to this this places is called as Kanyakumari and the Bhagavati amman is called as Kanyakumari Amman. 1000 yeas old temple worth to visit. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduKanyakumari beach is the place from one can see the Sunrise, It is very near to the Trivenisangam. in the early morning visit to see the panoramic view of Sunrise. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kanyakumari Wax Museum, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduWax Museum is located 1 kms from Kanyakumari local. the wax Sautes of great leaders are percent here also 3D paining are there for view. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel The Seashore Or Similar - 3 Star HotelDay 3: Kanyakumari - RameshwaramPass By: Pamban bridge, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduSee pamban bridge on the way to Rameshwaram, Pamban bridge the a fordable train bridge, constructed in British periodStop At: Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduAfter check in at hotel proceed to Dhanushkodi beach, a very good beach with some destructed places, as the place is now announced as non suitable for human living, by the governemt only tourist visit this place. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast provided in the HotelAccommodation included: Hotel Ashoka Or Similar - 3 StarDay 4: Rameshwaram - MadruaiStop At: Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduOne of the jyothirlinga temple in India, Inside the temple there are 22 theerthas to take holy bath, but before proceeding to Ramanathaswamy temple just take a dip in AgnithirthamDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduAfter drashan in Rameshwaram Temple, Proceed to Madurai, Upon arrival check in to the hotel and Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple and see the 1000 piller hall. Get the blessings of goddess MeenakshiDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduThe Palace of Thirumalainayakar, A light and sound show about The history of Madurai. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotel Accommodation included: Hotel Astoria by Sparsa Or Similar - 3 Star Hotel Day 5: Madruai - TrichyStop At: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil NaduThis is one of the Vishnu temple in 108 Divya desam temples. Visit Shree Ranganathaswamy Temple and get the blessings. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jambukeswarar Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil NaduVisit Jambhkeshwar temple, which is also called as Thiruvanaikaval temple. After darshan proceed to Hotel and leisure for the dayDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotelAccommodation included: Hotel Femina Or Similar - 3 Star Hotel Day 6: Trichy - Thanjavur - Kumbakonam Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduBrihadeeshwara Temple is called as Periya Kovil, Thsis is one of the larges temple in India. Brihadeshwara temple is the fine art of Dravidian architecture. It was built in 1010 AD. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduThanjavur Palace and Gallery consist of Paintings, Statue, History of Dravidian cultureDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduAfter thunjavur Sightseeing proceed to Kumbakonam, Upon arrival check in to the hotel. After check in Proceed to Visit Adi Kumbeshwarar temple - This is the Shiva Temple near the River cauvery bank Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotelsAccommodation included: Hotel Rayas Grand Or Similar - 3 star HotelDay 7: Kumbakonam - Chidambaram - Pondicherrry Stop At: Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil NaduIn the morning Check out hotel and proceed to Chidambaram. Upon arrival visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple - is also known as Thillai Natarajar Temple the deity in this temple is Shiva in the posture of Rudrathandaam ( Dancing) Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Paradise Beach, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryUpon arrival check in to the hotel and Visit the Pondicherry and see the panoramic view of Sunset from the beach. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotelAccommodation included: Hotel Shenbagam Or Similar - 4 Star HotelDay 8: Pondicherry - MahablipuramStop At: Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryAfter the breakfast Visit to the see Pondicherry museum - It consist the collections of fine lost wax bronzes, bronze sculptures etc of Chola empire. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil NaduCheck out hotel and proceed to Mahabalipuram, Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Visit Stone Sculptures, Pnchrath, The monuments in Mahabalipuram. In the evening Visit Mahabalipuram Beach and enjoy the sea foodsDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotels Accommodation included: Hotel Seabrezz Or Similar 3 star hotelDay 9: Mahabalipuram - TirupatiStop At: Tirumala Temple, Tirupati, Chittoor District, Andhra PradeshCheck out hotel and proceed to Tirupati, Upon arrival check in to the hotel and Visit Tirumala for Shree Balaji Darshan. After that Visit Almelumnga temple. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotels Accommodation included: Hotel Pai Viceroy Or Similar 3 Star Hotel Day 10: Tirpupati - Chennai Airport Drop Stop At: Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil NaduCheck out hotel and proceed to Chennai Airport for DropDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$11 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rameshwaram Sightseeing Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduOne of the twelve Jyotirlinga Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple of Ramanathaswamy is an architectural excellence built in the 17th century. A must visit pilgrimage for both the Vaishnavite as well as the Shaiva sect of Hinduism the temple constitutes a major part of the popular spiritual tourism destinations in India. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduDhanushkodi or ‘end of the bow’ is a small town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu. Lined with shallow beaches, historical remnants and vast horizons of azure sea, this South Indian tourist spot is a must-see in Rameshwaram. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gandhamadhana Parvatham, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduRemember the mountain mentioned in the Ramayana from where Hanuman was about to fetch the medicinal herbs to save Laxman. Yes! It is Gandhamadana Parvatham which was carried by Lord Hanuman on his shoulders. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Five-Faced Hanuman Temple, Ramanathapuram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduHighly revered by the Hindus, the temple of Five Faced Hanuman is only 2 km from the Ramanathaswamy Temple. It is believed that Hanumana revealed his five-faced form for the first time in this place. The statue of Lord Hanuman is smeared with sindoor and worshipped with utmost devotion. The temple here enshrines the statues of Rama, Laxman and Sita.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lakshmana Tirtham, Ramanathapuram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduA sacred pond dug near the temple of Laxmana, Lakshmana Tirtham is a divine place close to Ramanathswamy Temple. The temple of Laxmana contains several instances of Ramayana engraved on its walls. People coming to the temple for a visit often go for taking a dip in this pond.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Villoondi Tirtham, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduLiterally meaning the burried bow, Villondi Tirtham is a quaint religious destination where Lord Rama dipped his bow into the seawater to quench his consort Sita’s thirst. It is said that before burying the bow here Lord Rama shot an arrow into earth from where a stream of sweet water emerged to quench Sita’s thirst. Duration: 40 minutes

$470 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tamil Nadu Temple Tour (Group Tour by Air-Conditioned Hitech Coach)

ItineraryDay 1: CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAMPass By: Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil NaduOn arrival Chennai Airport/ Railway station / Bus Station, please report to our Southern Travels Chennai Office. *Must visit our Chennai office at their own expense Later, fresh up provided by Southern Travels nearby local hotel. After fresh ups, proceed to Mahabalipuram sightseeing like Sea Shore Temple, Panch Rathas, Evening at leisure. Overnight stay. (Lunch and Dinner) Note: Breakfast on OwnMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: MAHABALIPURAM – CHIDAMBARAM – TANJOREPass By: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil NaduDay 1 10:00 HrsCHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAMOn arrival Chennai Airport/ Railway station / Bus Station, please report to our Southern Travels Chennai Office. *Must visit our Chennai office at their own expense Later, fresh up provided by Southern Travels nearby local hotel. After fresh ups, proceed to Mahabalipuram sightseeing like Sea Shore Temple, Panch Rathas, Evening at leisure. Overnight stay. (Lunch and Dinner) Note: Breakfast on OwnMealsLunchDinnerNight StayMahabalipuramDay 2 08:00 HrsMAHABALIPURAM – CHIDAMBARAM – TANJOREMorning after breakfast, check out the hotel @8AM and proceed to Chidambaram (closing Timings (12PM to 5PM)) - (180 Kms / 3 ½ Hrs Journey), visit Nataraj Temple. After darshan, proceed to Tanjore (120 kms / 2 ½ hrs). Upon arrival at Tanjore, transfer to a hotel. Later visit Brihadeeshwara Temple (Lord Shiva). Here one can see the giant sized Nandi carved in a single stone, which is considered to be the second largest Nandi in India. After temple visits, back to hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: TANJORE – RAMESWARAMPass By: Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduMorning after breakfast, check out from Hotel, proceed to Rameswaram (240 Kms / 4 ½ hrs). Enroute visit Pamban Bridge. On arrival transfer to the Hotel. Evening visit Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple & back to Hotel, Overnight stayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: RAMESWARAM – KANYAKUMARIPass By: Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduAfter breakfast, check out the hotel@10AM and depart to Tiruchendur (230 Kms / 5 Hrs) - (closing 12PM – 5PM). Evening visit Sri Murugan Temple. After darshan, proceed to Kanyakumari (110 kms / 2 ½ hrs). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: KANYAKUMARI – SUCHINDRAM – MADURAIPass By: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduMorning enjoy the spectacular Sunrise and after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then proceed to Madurai (250 kms / 6 hrs). Enroute visit Suchindram – to visit Thanumalayan temple, which is unique, as it is dedicated to Trimurthy’s darshan at a single place - Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. Upon arrival at Madurai, check into the hotel. Evening visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Koil / Temple. Overnight stay.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 6: MADURAI – PALANI – TIRUCHIRAPALLIPass By: Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil NaduAfter breakfast, check out from hotel, proceed to Palani (120 Kms/3 Hrs), On Arrival visit Sri Murugan Temple. After darshan, proceed to Trichy (160 Kms / 3 Hrs). On arrival, check into Hotel. Overnight stay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 7: TIRUCHIRAPALLI – THIRUVANNAMALAI – KANCHEEPURAMPass By: Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil NaduEarly Morning @ 4AM visit Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple in Srirangam, which is considered as the Tallest Temple in India. After breakfast, check out from Hotel @7AM, proceed to Thiruvannamalai (200 Kms / 5 Hrs). On arrival, visit Arunachaleshwara Temple (closing timings 12:30PM – 03:30 PM ). After darshan, proceed to Kancheepuram (120 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs). Evening check into the hotel. Later proceed for shopping, if time permits. Overnight stay.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 8: KANCHEEPURAM - CHENNAIPass By: Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil NaduAfter early breakfast, visit ALL Temples in Kancheepuram viz. Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple. Check out hotel from Hotel @ 12.00 Noon. After Lunch proceed to Chennai (80 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs). Evening drop at Chennai Airport/Railway station/Bus station.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$13.57 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour to Historical Significant Churches in Pondicherry

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryThe church of Our Lady of Angels stands in the former Capuchins' square, surrounded by the streets Dumas, Surcouf and Romain Rolland. Between the church and the sea lies a little garden, in the middle of which stands a statue of Joan of Arc, armoured and carrying a battle standard. The statue and the garden bearing her name, were acquired and gifted by Francois Gaudart, politician and industrialist, shortly before his return to France in 1919. The statue was installed in April 1923.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryOne of the most beautiful and revered church in Pondicherry and its about 300 years old church, built in the Portuguese style and the residence of the Bishop. Very well located in a strategic place, the church is popular among local catholic Christians. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral is a magnificent structure with beautifully constructed interior and exterior designs and worth visiting to understand the rich Catholic religious heritage the French passed on in Pondicherry (presently known as Puducherry) of India.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryIn the year 1895, the then Archbishop Mgr. Gandhi consecrated the Archdiocese of Pondicherry to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He wished to build a new church in devotion of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Rev.Fr. Telesphore Welter, the parish priest of Nellithope prepared the building plan and parish priest of the Cathedral Rev.Fr. Fourcaud commenced the construction of the new church in 1902 at the Southern side of PondicherryDuration: 20 minutesStop At: New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Villianur, Union Territory of PondicherryIn the year 1895, the then Archbishop Mgr. Gandhi consecrated the Archdiocese of Pondicherry to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He wished to build a new church in devotion of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Rev.Fr. Telesphore Welter, the parish priest of Nellithope prepared the building plan and parish priest of the Cathedral Rev.Fr. Fourcaud commenced the construction of the new church in 1902 at the Southern side of PondicherryDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryOne of the most well known and wealthiest ashrams in India, with devotees from India and all over the world flocking towards it for spiritual salvation. Its spiritual tenets represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science. It is open to the public daily between 0800-1200hrs and 1400-1800hrs. Duration: 30 minutes