Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and one of the state's top destinations is more than 3,500 years old and has remained a major center for Tamil culture and learning. The city is often referred to as the "Athens of the East" because of its similar architectural style, including many alleyways. About Rameshwaram, Rameshwaram is a small island in the Gulf of Mannar it is a major pilgrim center. It is connected to the mainland by road and railway bridges.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Rameshwaram
Arrive Rameshwaram and check into hotel.
Rameshwaram is an island situated on the tip of the Indian peninsula. The city is also an important south India pilgrimage center of the Indians. It is the place from where Lord Rama had built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita. This is the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage city. A place called Dhanushkodi named after Rama's bow is at the eastern end of the island at a distance of 8 kms from Rameshwaram. Stay overnight in Rameshwaram.
Dhanushkodi (18 km) - the southern tip of the island, Dhanushkodi was completely washed away by the 1964 cyclone. This is a strip of land about one km wide and 18 km long on ...
Day 2: Rameshwaram To Madurai
Drive to Madurai and check-in at hotel. Day free to visit the Meenakshi Temple, one of the biggest temple complex in India. It is a rectangular twin shrine: the southern temple dedicated to Meenakshi (the consort of Shiva) and the other to Shiva. The high point of the Meenakshi temple is Hall of a "Thousand Pillars", built in the 16th Century which is as great a work of structural engineering as it is of art. Stay overnight in Madurai.