Madurai to Munnar Package
Madurai to Munnar Package
Meenakshi – Sundareswar Temple:
Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai Riverin the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareswar, a form of Shiva. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai. Historical evidences of the temple are found dating from early AD century and the temple finding literature mention from at least 7th century
Tirupparaṅkuṉṟam is a suburb in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu, India. The area is part of Madurai Municipal Corporation and the first local body election for the corporation was held on 18 October 2011. Tirupparaṅkuṉṟam is known for its ancient temple of Murugan and is the first among the Six Abodes of Murugan. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Madurai, next only to the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The Tirupparankunram Dargah is located atop the Tirupparankunram Hill.
Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace:
Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th-century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, a king of Madurai’s Nayaka dynasty who ruled Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai, India. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace, in which the king lived. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure. In its heyday, Tirumalai Nayak Palace at Madurai was considered to be one of the wonders of the South. This palace is situated 2 km south east of the Meenakshi Amman Temple.
Gandhi Memorial Museum, established in 1959, is a memorial museum for Gandhi located in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. Known as Gandhi Museum, it is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country. It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
Alagar koyil is a village in Madurai district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The history and living of the village is centered around Kallazhagar Temple. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kallazhagar and his consort Lakshmi as Thirumamagal
Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple, located about 25 kilometres north of Madurai, India atop a hill covered with dense forests. One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga, it is close to the Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil. It is said that the Azhagar Kovil was the actual temple for the main deity of the temple, and the deity was later shifted or relocated to Pazhamudircholai during Thirumalai Nayak’s rule in Madurai.
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is the pond located near to Vandiyur Mariamman Temple and situated at a distance of about 2 km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Literally, Teppakulam means temple pond mainly used for devotional festivals.
Thekkady Sightseeing Places:
Periyar National Park:
Periyar National Park, also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala, southern India. This wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. In the park’s north, Periyar Lake is popular for boat rides. Farther north, spice plantations surround the town of Kumily.
Enjoy the nature ,while taking a boat ride in Periyar lake.One of its kind,its located in forest area.Good to visit around rainy season to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the green forest area,as Kerala becomes more alive and green during rainy season.
Kumily is the largest Gram Panchayat in Kerala. It is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District of Kerala. Kumily is known as Gateway to Thekkady and it is also known as spices capital of Kerala.
The Cardamom Hills are hills of southern India and part of the southern Western Ghats located in southeast Kerala and southwest Tamil Nadu in South India.
Munnar Sightseeing Places:
Echo Point’s scenic gorgeousness owing to clustered tea plantations and spice and coffee gardens resulted in its popularity amongst trekkers and nature strollers. In a completely tranquil and rejuvenating environment, strollers and trekkers can move along the velvety slopes and photograph moments of serenity and bounteous natural beauty.
Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is an idyllic picnic location which has a dam and a reservoir. It is located close to the nearby Tata Tea Plantations. The Elephant Lake was named so, due to the number of wild elephants that came here from the dense forests to drink water. Tourists maintain a safe distance from the elephants. It is surrounded by tea plantations, evergreen forests, rolling grasslands and hillocks.
Munar Rose Garden is a beautiful garden with hundreds of rare varieties of flowers and herbal plants. With large tea plantations in the background, this place can be visited during a trip to Munnar. The garden is operated by Kerala Forest Development Centre (KFDC), a Govt. of Kerala undertaking. Spread across a few acres of land, this place has an amenity center for tourists and a sales outlet, in addition to hundreds of rare varieties of flowers, cactus, shrubs, creepers and herbal plants.
Mattupetty Dam (Madupetty Dam), near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary:
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) is located 18 km north of Marayoor on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor panchayats of Devikulam taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala state in South India. It is one of twelve wildlife sanctuaries among the protected areas of Kerala
Top Station is tourist destination in the Kannan Devan hills of Munnar. It is a part between the border of Idukki-Theni Districts in the state of Kerala and Tamil Nadu .Top Station is notable as the historic transshippment location for Kannan Devan tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway to Kottagudi. This area is popular for the rare Neelakurinji flowers. The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is nearby. Top Station is the western entrance to the planned Palani Hills National Park.
Power House Falls:
Power House waterfalls at Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala, is situated on the way to Thekkady from Munnar cascades down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic western mountain ranges, and is an ideal place for a break on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady.