A relaxing and religious trip to the best beaches and sacred destinations in South India. Kovalam is a wonderful beach town in Kerala on the shores of the Arabian Sea. The beaches here are attractive and has a wonderful view as well as the entertainment sports facilities. Kanyakumari is a popular tourist destination surrounded by three seas. The city is named after Kanya Devi an avatar of Parvati and is also called as God’s own district. In Madurai and Rameshwaram you’ll find a lot of incredible monuments, temples, and sacred oceans.
Kochi International Airport or Madurai
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Go for a pilgrimage trip to the most sacred and important places in Hindu Mythology. The several situations in the Ramayana are believed to have happened around Rameshwaram. Every place and creations here has a story to tell. And, with the unique Dravidian architecture, the collection of Lingas made of sand, stone, and salt, more than 12 pools, large pillared astounding corridors, Sri. Ramanathaswamy temple is an architectural brilliance.
On the beaches in Kovalam, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, surfing and other water sports while on the Kanyakumari beach you can enjoy watching the unimaginably beautiful sunrise and sunset. Swimming and other activities could get a bit risky in Kanyakumari as it has rocky shores.
Arrive at Trivandrum. Our cab driver will pick you from the airport/railway station and take you to Kovalam. This is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Trivandrum, which is the capital city of the god’s own country, Kerala. It’s the only international beach destination in India. Kovalam is famous for its three main beaches:
1. LIGHTHOUSE BEACH
This wonderful beach and its lighthouse is the prime attraction of Kovalam. The beach is locally famous as Vizhinjam beach. Climb the top of the lighthouse to get a spectacular view of the coast and surrounding places. This is a busy beach with a lot of tourists coming every day to embrace the beauty of the sea.
2. HAWAH BEACH
Hawah beach is next to the Lighthouse beach where you can enjoy fresh seafood, a long boat ride, and surfing.
3. SAMUDRA BEACH
This is the less crowded beach in Kovalam. Being far from the city life the beach has maintained its authentic beauty. This is the most romantic beach for its isolated calm attractiveness.
After exploring and enjoying the joy of beach, while late evening moves on hotel/resort for overnight stay.
After breakfast, our cab driver will ride to you towards Poovar island which is an excellent getaway, where you can explore the beauty of nature, beaches & backwater. It is a great place where the lake, river, and sea meet with endless golden sand beaches.
You can reach this wonderful island by boat. The island has resorts that are floating in the water. Poovar is famous as a major timber, sandalwood and ivory trading place. Also, Poovar is famous for backwater boating.
You can also visit the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple once you’re back in Kovalam. And, check in to your resort for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you’ll depart to Kanyakumari which is a coastal town in Tamil Nadu near the Kerala border, with a lot of tourist attractions. The main attraction in Kanyakumari is the beach and the view of sunrise and sunset. This beach is pretty dangerous for swimming due to its rocky surface. Kanyakumari beach has a point where the three seas- the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean meets together. This spot is called Triveni Sangam and it is considered sacred by the native people.
Apart from the beach, you can visit the Vivekananda rock memorial, Thiruvalluvar statue, Gandhi Mandapam, Our Lady of Ransom Church, Wax Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thanumalayan Temple, and so on. After the day’s excursion check in to your resort/hotel for the night stay.
After breakfast, you’ll depart to Rameshwaram which is a sacred town in Tamil Nadu. It is an island city in the middle of India and Sri Lanka that holds famous Hindu temples. This is an ideal place for those who seek spirituality and peace. The main attractions in this pilgrimage destinations are Sri Ramanathaswamy temple, Kothandaramaswamy temple, The five faced Hanuman temple, Ariyaman beach, Dhanushkodi beach, water bird sanctuary, Pamban bridge (Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge), etc.
After the day’s visit, go to your resort and rest for the night.
Next day morning after breakfast, explore the rest of the spiritual destinations and natural beauty of Rameshwaram. The Adam’s bridge, or Rama Sethu as it’s locally called, is an epic bridge that connects Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka’s coast. A wheel with the footprint which is said to be of Lord Sri Rama is located in Gandamadana Parvatham. This is a hill with the view of the whole island.
Agni Theertham is a holy sea where a lot of holistic rituals are performed. It is believed that taking a bath in Agni Theertham, relives one from all the sins. After exploring Rameshwaram completely, check in back to your hotel for the overnight stay.
On the last day of your trip after breakfast, you’ll depart to Madurai an ancient city in the banks of the River Vaigai. Being mainly a Hindu pilgrimage center, the temples made in Dravidian architecture are the major attractions here. The huge stunning Meenakshi Temple got tagged as one of the seven wonders in India. Alagar Koil is another beautiful temple in Madurai. Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Vaigai Dam, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Museum, Mariamman Teppakulam, Pazhamudhir Solai, etc. are the other attractions near Madurai. Explore maximum places you can within the available time.
After the day’s visit, our cab driver will drop you at the Madurai International Airport or railway station according to guest departure timing.