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Kodaikanal (2 nights) - Madurai (1 nights)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Kodaikanal

Arrival at Kodaikanal (6500 ft asl). Evening boating at the Kodai lake.

Day-2 In and around Kodaikanal

Sightseeing options around Kodaikanal comprise Green Valley, Pillar Rocks, Coakers Walk, Bear-Shola falls, Bryant Park, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Silver Cascade, Kurinji Andover Temple etc. Guests can choose options to visit accordingly to their preferences.

Day-3 Kodai - Madurai. Madurai Temples

Travel to Madurai (115 kms - 3 hours). Visit Meenakshi Temple complex. The complex is massive and renowned for its architecture. Visit Lord Muruga Aarupadaiveedu temples around Madurai (two temples Viz. Pazhamudircholai and Thiruparamkunram within 10 kms radius).

Day-4 Departure

Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing Kodaikanal: -

Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal Lake is a manmade lake that is a central attraction of the Hill station of Kodaikanal. Guests enjoy boating, rowing and pedalling boats in the evenings.

Bryant Park

Bryant Park is a botanical garden near Bus stand spread over 20.5 acres having more than 300 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses. There is a section in the park that has 700+ varieties of roses.

Coakers Walk

Coakers walk is a 1 km paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes near approachable from the lake. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk.

Bear Shola Falls

A waterfall 3 kms from Kodaikanal town centre. Final approach is a gentle walk.

Coakers Walk

Coakers walk is a 1 km paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes near approachable from the lake. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk.

Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple

Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple is a Lord Murugan temple here built in 1930s at 4 kms from town centre. The area is renowned for its Kurinji flower which blossoms once every 12 years.

Green Valley View

5.5 kms from town centre offering excellent panoramic view of the plains and Vaigai Dam.

Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

6 kms from town centre, open to the public (except Tuesdays) having 500 species of animals, birds and insects and a living collection of over 300 exotic orchid species.

Pillar Rocks

Pillar rocks are a set of three rock pillars standing 122 metres high at 8 kms from town centre

Silver Cascade

8 kms from Kodaikanal, 55-metre waterfall formed from the out flow of Kodaikanal Lake. Kind of touristy and not good for bathing.

Detailed Sightseeing Madurai: -

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple is a 17th century temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati known as Meenakshi and her consort, Lord Shiva as Sundareswarar. It is most prominent landmark of the city. The complex houses 14 go purams, highest being about 52 meters. Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most visited temples of Tamilnadu and must visit for any traveller.

Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple

Tirupparamkunram is renowned for Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple on outskirts of Madurai. This temple is regarded as an Arupadaiveedu, one of the six abodes of the Lord Muruga.

Alagar Koyil

Alagar Koyil is a celebrated Vishnu temple 21 km from Madurai on the foothills of Solaimalai. Pazhamudircholai, one of the other six abodes of the Lord Murugan, is located atop the Solaimalai hill

Pazhamudircholai

Pazhamudircholai is a Lord Murugan Temple near Madurai atop a hill covered with dense forests and is One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga. Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil is also visited along with.

Destination Overview

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal (7000 ft asl) traditionally has been one of the favourite hill stations to visit in summer along with Ooty. It’s also a destination for corporate conferences ex-Madurai, Chennai and Bangalore

Madurai

Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and is a must visit for any South India itinerary for both Indian as well as Overseas guests.

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