Rameswaram, Dhanushkodi, Kanyakumari & Madurai
Rameswaram, Dhanushkodi, Kanyakumari & Madurai

Dhanushkodi & Kanyakumari


Chennai: Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical landmarks, beautiful beaches, and vibrant food scene. Some famous attractions in Chennai include Marina Beach, Fort St. George, and the Government Museum.

Rameshwaram: also spelled Rameswaram, is a small town located on Pamban Island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It holds great religious significance for Hindus and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India. The town is famous for the Ramanathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (lingams of light) and holds immense religious significance. The temple is known for its intricate architecture and is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

Dhanushkodi: Dhanushkodi is a small town located on the southeastern tip of Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu. It is known for its picturesque beach and its historical significance. Dhanushkodi was devastated by a cyclone in 1964, and the remnants of the town still exist, attracting tourists interested in its ghost town-like atmosphere. The Ram Setu, a series of limestone shoals, is another notable attraction in the area.

Madurai: Madurai is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in India and is situated on the banks of the River Vaigai. It is known as the "Athens of the East" and is famous for the Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi. The temple is an important pilgrimage site and a remarkable example of Dravidian architecture. Madurai is also renowned for its festivals, including the elaborate Chithirai Festival.

Kanyakumari: Kanyakumari, formerly known as Cape Comorin, is the southernmost tip of the Indian mainland. It is the point where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean meet. Kanyakumari is famous for its stunning sunrise and sunset views, especially from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Kendra, and the Kumari Amman Temple.


Brief Itinerary (Ex: Hyderabad) :

Day 0: Hyderabad to Chennai Train
Day 1: Reach Chennai & Local Sightseeing ( Self Exploration). Board GA Vehicle to Rameswaram (Overnight Journey)
Day 2: Reach Rameshvaram & Sightseeing of Rameswaram & Dhanushkodi
Day 3: Sightseeing of Kanyakumari & Madurai. Start to Chennai (Overnight Journey)
Day 4: Reach Chennai & Board Train to Hyderabad

Brief Itinerary (Ex: Chennai) :

Day 0: Reach Chennai & Local Sightseeing. Board GA Vehicle to Rameswaram (Overnight Journey)
Day 1: Reach Rameshvaram & Sightseeing of Rameswaram & Dhanushkodi
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kanyakumari & Madurai. Start to Chennai (Overnight Journey)
Day 3: Reach Chennai 

Day 1:
Morning: Upon reaching Rameshwaram, visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the temple's magnificent architecture and religious significance.
Afternoon: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Rameshwaram.
Head towards Dhanushkodi (approximately 30 minutes by road). Please note that you might need to arrange for a local vehicle or take a guided tour to reach Dhanushkodi, as the area has restrictions on private cars.
Evening: Explore Dhanushkodi, the ghost town devastated by a cyclone in 1964. Witness the remains of the city, visit Dhanushkodi Beach, and experience the serene coastal beauty. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset at Dhanushkodi Beach, where the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet.
Night: Head to Kanyakumari from Dhanushkodi (approximately 4-5 hours by road).
Check into your hotel in Kanyakumari.
If time permits, you can take a stroll along Kanyakumari Beach and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.
Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.

Day 2
Early Morning:
Witness the stunning sunrise at Kanyakumari, where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean merge.
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the breathtaking views.
Morning:
After sunrise, explore the attractions in Kanyakumari, such as the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue.
Visit the Kumari Amman Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari.
Take a walk along the Kanyakumari Beach and enjoy the scenic beauty. 
Depart from Kanyakumari and head towards Madurai (approximately 3-4 hours by road).

Afternoon:
Have a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the local cuisine.
Upon reaching Madurai, Visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple, one of the most famous temples in South India, known for its architectural beauty and religious significance.
Explore the temple complex, witnessing the vibrant rituals and intricate carvings.
Night: After the temple visit, you can choose to stroll around the streets of Madurai and experience the local culture.
Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants, tasting the traditional Madurai cuisine.
Overnight journey to Chennai.

Day 3: Reach Chennai


  • Sleeping bag (You can replace it with a thin blanket or bed sheet if you don't want to invest in a sleeping bag)
  • 3 pairs of quick-dry clothing. Please wear one pair on Friday night before boarding. You'll not get an opportunity to change during our travel.
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Raincoat
  • Raincover for your bag
  • One pullover/warmer
  • Min 2 liters of water (Please bring reusable water bottles so that together we can discourage the use of plastic on the trails)
  • Headtorch / Hand-held torch / Please do not prefer mobile flashlights because it may rain.
  • Sanitation kit (Wet wipes, Odomos, Toothpaste, Sanitizer, ORS, Tang)
  • Walking/Sports/ shoe. Please make sure that you are using soft rubber-sole footwear.
  • Govt. Issued Id proof
  • Medicines (If you have any health issues). Please ensure that you are carrying your inhaler if you have asthma.
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Energy bars, dry fruits, ORS, etc
  • Camera

  • Hyd to Hyd transportation
  • Local Trasnportation
  • Accommodation
  • First aid and
  • Certified Trek Leaders

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • GST
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the inclusions


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