Southern Triangle : 05 days road trip to South trinity

  • Madurai 1 Night
  • Rameswaram 1 Night
  • Kanyakumari 1N
  • Trivandrum 1N
  • Tour Itinerary
  • South India
  • Indus Holidays Best Seller
Suitable for

Family / Couple

Duration

4 Nights 5 Days

Category

Heritage / Spiritual

Package type

Customisable

Southern Triangle is a popular trip covering the deep south trinity of Madurai Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. The drive across the iconic Pamban Bridge to the island town of Rameswaram, sunset at India's lands' end and being awestruck at the seat of divinity in Madurai will make this experience

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Experience Highlights

  • Temple
  • Architecture
  • Sunset
  • Darshan a 'Jyothirlinga' at the most important Hindu centre in South India
  • Experience sunset at the miraculous confluence of the three seas at tip of the subcontinent
  • Set foot into the towering temple regarded as the richest Hindu temple in the world at Trivandrum
  • Witness the architectural marvel of the temple at Madurai and partake in the festive night ceremony
  • Drive to into the sunset at the iconic Pamban Bridge in Rameshwaram

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Tour Summary

  • 5 Days
  • 4 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Madurai on arrival
  • Day 2 - Madurai - Rameswaram
  • Day 3 - Rameswaram - Kanyakumari
  • Day 4 - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
  • Day 5- Departure from Trivandrum

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Madurai on Arrival
  • Full Day
  • In Town

This morning head to one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai. An ancient centre of Tamil Knowledge, centre of power of many dynasties and the seat of divinity from time immemorial, The main attraction here is Meeakshi temple, the abode of fish eyed Goddess. The imposing 15-acre temple complex ornate by gateway towers with exquisitely multi-coloured images of gods, demons and mythical figures is an architectural marvel.

  • Start with the famous Meenakshi temple, which is an architectural marvel.
  • Enter through the busy eastern entrance (a lot of craft shops here) and move on to see the 1000 pillar hall (Ayiramkal mandapam) sculpted with life size ornamented figures.
  • After Darshan, spend time at the massive temple tank and leave the temple through the hall with magnificently painted ceilings.
  • Consider visiting the famous Tirumala Nayak Palace, the 17th century palace of Tirumalai Nayak.
  • Also spend time at the Gandhi museum which presents detailed accounts of the Indian freedom struggle and has rare Gandhi memorabilia.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel.

 

Stay at Madurai

Star Residency

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Madurai is particularly famous for cotton fabric, hand-woven silk, bronze work and stone carvings.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Madurai

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    If you are interested in seeing Indian temple rituals, then don't miss the night ceremony here. The bronze of lord Shiva is brought on a chariot to his wife Meenakshi's bed chamber amidst much chanting, drums, horns and gathering of devotees. An absolute must-see!

    Hand loom textiles can be purchased from Puthu Mandapam. Kumaran Silks and Alankar Textiles are famous for sarees. To buy handicrafts, Government Poompuhar Handicrafts Shop , Khadi Gramayog Bhavan and Cottage Arts Emporium are the best places in Madurai.

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Day 2

  • Madurai to Rameswaram
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 180 kms

Rameshwaram, one of the most sacred temple towns of India, is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana. Housing the most sacred sand mound (a lingam said to have been created by Lord Rama's wife Sita, so he could worship Shiva), this temple is one of the 12 holy Jyothirlingas. Spend the day exploring the temple and attractions in the town and head to Kanyakumari this afternoon.

  • Today, visit the Ramananthswamy temple features the largest temple corridor with 1200 odd intricately designed granite pillars.
  • If interested you can also visit the lost land of Dhanushkodi beach, a town washed away by a cyclone. Adams bridge can also be visited.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel.

Stay at Rameswaram

Poppy's hotel

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Superior Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Among the miracles of this place include 22 closely located wells with water in them having totally different medicinal properties.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Rameshwaram

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Special Tips for Darshan/Pooja at Ramanathaswamy Temple

    Early morning about 4:30 am leave for Darshan. The stages of pooja is as below 

    Darshan of Sphatic Lingam: Also known as Mani Darshanam, the lingam in natural crystal is considered very auspicious. Timing 5 am - 6 am

    Samudra Snanam: Walk 300m from the temple to the sea, take a dip in the shallow waters

    Theerth Snanam: Take a bath in 22 wells inside the main temple and perform the main pooja.

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Day 3

  • Rameswaram to Kanyakumari
  • 5.5 hrs
  • 310 kms

Kanyakumari can feel surreal, especially at twilight when you'll see the sun set and the moon rise simultaneously over three seas. Add on the legacy of Swami Vivekananda, the virgin sea Goddess Temple, its ‘Land’s End’ symbolism and we have everything to draw crowds to this typically small-scale town. .

  • Today, drive past a dramatic flourish of mountain ridges, glinting paddy fields and slow-looping wind turbines to India’s southern tip.
  • Halt by Asia's largest wooden palace in Padmanabhapuram, a masterpiece of Kerala architecture (Optional).
  • Take a ferry off the mainland to Vivekananda rock memorial and later to the statue dedicated to poet Thiruvalluvar.
  • Visit the ancient temple at the edge of the ocean dedicated to Goddess Kumari Amman.
  • Evening witness an exuberant sunset, explore the town and rest for the night.

Stay at Kanyakumari

Gopinivas Grand

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, is the confluence point Indian Ocean, Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kanyakumari

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Day 4

  • Kanyakumari to Trivandrum
  • 3 hrs
  • 90 kms

Kerala’s capital city keeps a tight grip on its heritage while wholeheartedly acting as a springboard to its nearby beaches. With its fair share of food spots and intriguing sights - majestic temples, glorious palaces and a cluster of victorian museums in neo-keralan buildings - Thiruvananthapuram clearly justifies a visit.

  • Meet our representative on arrival at the airport.
  • Start the day at the city's key icon and architectural marvel, the Padmanabhaswamy temple, famous for being the richest temple in the world (Entry for Hindus only).
  • Drop by Kuthiramalika, a magnificent wooden palace known for its horse sculpture work.
  • Explore Napier Museum, a unique naturally air conditioned structure housing a rare collection of oil paintings and artefacts.
  • The same grounds has the conservation oriented Trivandrum Zoo which will interest families.
  • The evening is free to be leisure by the beach and relax into the night.

Stay at Trivandrum

Uday Suites

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The 18-foot-long idol of Lord Vishnu has to be viewed through three seperate doors.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Trivandrum

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Day 5

  • Departure from Trivandrum
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Departure from Trivandrum

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  • Madurai 1 Night
  • Rameswaram 1 Night
  • Kanyakumari 1N
  • Trivandrum 1N