Hyderabad-Chennai-Madurai-Rameswaram-Kanyakumari-Madurai-Chennai-Hyderabad(6 Nights/5 Days)

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Chennai is the fourth largest metropolitan area of India and the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai had a population of 4.2 million in the 2001 census within its municipal corporation. The urban agglomeration of Chennai has an estimated population over 7 million, making it the fourth largest agglomeration in India.

Madurai known as the ‘Athens of the East’ and "city of nectar", Madurai is the oldest city in Tamil Nadu and was home to the ancient Tamil Sangam, the literary conclave that produced the first epic, Silappathikaram. Today, it is known to produce the best harvests of jasmine flowers. One cannot ignore mention of the Meenakshi Temple, which is as well known for its architectural splendor as also a shelter, which inspired a thousand arts.

Rameswaram is one of the holy cities in India. Ramanathswamy temple is very famous for India’s longest temple corridor ever built. Rameswaram is known for one of India’s most venerated and most visited Shiva shrines, dedicated to Sri Ramanathaswamy. It is so intimately associated with the life of Sri Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, that both Saivites and Vaishnavites consider every grain of Rameswaram’s sand very sacred. There is a traditional belief among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to Kashi will be complete only after a visit to Rameswararn, also hailed as “Benaras of the South”.

Kanyakumari is the southern most important point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. It was once referred to as the Alexandria of the east. During the early part of the eighth century AD Islam entered the southern part of India through the sea route with traders and missionaries. Through St. Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, Christianity arrived in this area in AD 52.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 01 Wednesday
Dep. from Hyderabad by Train no: 2604 Chennai Exp at 16:55 hrs.

Day 02 Thursday
Arrival Chennai Central Railway station at 04:55 hrs.
Check-in Hotel at Chennai for Wash and change.
Proceed to Kanchipuram by Road (70 Kms).
Visit Kamakchi Amman Temple & Ekambraswar temple.
Proceed to Mahabalipuram (70 Kms).
Visit - Shore temple, Pancha Rathna, Arjuna penance.
Proceed to Egmore (20:00 hrs) or Chengalpettu (20:50 hrs) to board Train no. 2661 Pothigai Express.

Day 03 Friday
Arrival Madurai railway station at 04:55 hrs.
Check-in Hotel at Madurai for Wash and change.
Visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple.
Proceed to Rameswaram by Road (172 Kms), Reach Rameswaram,
Check-in hotel, Take bath at Agni Theertham Darshan at Ramanathaswamy Temple after Darshan.
Overnight Halt at Rameswaram.

Day 04 Saturday
Morning Proceed to Kanyakumari by Road (235 kms),
Enroute visit Tiruchendur Temple (Optional).
On arrival Check-in Hotel at Kanyakumari,
View Sunset and Overnight Halt at Kanyakumari.

Day 05 Sunday
Early morning view Sunrise in the Seashore.
Forenoon visit Kumari Amman Temple, Three Seas, Mingle Point, Vivekananda Rock Memorial Thiruvalluvar, Statue Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Mandapam.
Check-out Hotel at Kanyakumari.
Proceed to Madurai, Drop at Madurai Railway Station at 21:00 hrs.
Dep. to Chennai Egmore by Train No 2662 Pothigai Express at 22:20 hrs.

Day 06 Monday
Arrival Chennai Egmore at 07:00 hrs.
Check-in Hotel at Chennai for Wash and Change.
Visit – Chennai city sight seeing.
Drop at Chennai Central Railway station at 15:00 hrs.
Dep. to Hyderabad by Train No 2603 Hyderabad Express at 16:45 hrs.

Day 07 Tuesday
Arrival Hyderabad at 05:45 hrs.

Package Tariff:

Category Rate per Person
on twin sharing
Rate per Person
on Triple sharing(Above 11yrs)
Per Child rate (5-11 yrs)
Deluxe Rs 12450/- Rs 9750/- Rs 4850/-

All prices mentioned are ‘Per Person’

*Attractive offer for 6 pax on triple sharing Rs 8110/- per pax. For bookings contact IRCTC office at Secundrabad: 040-66201263

Note: Maximum one extra person per room allowed. If extra bed required for child below 11yrs, extra person charges are applicable. Child 5-11 yrs no extra bed provided.
Frequency/Tour Dates:
From Hyderabad at 16:55 hrs by Tr. 2604 Chennai Express (Every Wednesday)

Month Dates
Dec'08 03 17 31
Jan'09 14 28  -
Feb'09 11 25  -
Mar'09 11 25  -

Package Includes :

Confirmed train reservation (3A).
Accommodation (Standard accommodation with standard breakfast).
Road Transport – Car / Tempo traveler / Coach (A/c).
Toll, parking and all applicable taxes for above services.

Package Excludes :

Any personal expenses/extra like telephone, Laundry, drinks, Porterage etc.
Any services not mentioned in the above list of inclusions will be additional.
Still/video camera entrance charges.
Any deviation from the above programme.
Catering services – Food (onboard & off board).
Entrance fees.
Services of Tour guide.

Details of Hotels

Place Deluxe
Chennai Wash and change only
Madurai Wash and change only
Rameswaram Hotel Hare Rama Hare Krishna or similar
Kanyakumari Hotel Singaar International / Hotel Samudra or similar

Note:

All sightseeing places are subject to time availability and schedule running of trains.
Tariffs are subject to change.
Conditions apply.