Kerala / Tamilnadu
Ernakulam / Cochin
/ 8a - Kerala / Tamilnadu Pilgrimage Itinerary
: Cochin - Guruvayoor
(1 night) - Palani (1 night) - Rameshwaram
(1 night) - Madurai (1 nights) - Thirunelveli
/ Turicorin (1 night) - Kanyakumari
(1 night) - Trivandrum - Varkala (1 night) - Kollam -
Alleppey (1 night) - Ernakulam
Highlight - This is an
Ex-Cochin pilgrimage itinerary
for visiting major pilgrimage destinations of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Guruvayoor
Krishna Temple, Palani Hill Temple (Kartikeya), Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple
(Shiva), Madurai Meenakshi Temple (Shiva / Parvati) and Nellaiappar Temple (Shiva
/ Parvati) are most renowned and considered a
must visit. Temples in Kanyakumari and other temples in Kerala also have
significant regional significance and offer a wide architectural panorama for
guests looking beyond the pilgrimage element.
Recommended Itinerary (This is an indicative
itinerary, Sequence of the activities may vary and depend on prevailing weather
condition and guest preferences)
1 - Arrive at Cochin / Ernakulam / Aluva / Thrissur and reach Guruvayoor (65 kms from
Cochin Airport / 100 kms from Ernakulam Station). Do evening Darshan at
2 - Travel to Guruvayoor to Palani (225 kms - 5-6 hours). Overnight at Palani
and visit temples around Palani during the day
Temples in and
Avinankudi Temple - 2000 years old.
* Periya Nayaki Amman Temple - 2.kms
* Mariamman Temple - 2.kms
* Peryavudayar Temple - 5.kms
* Laxmi Narayana Perumal Temple - 3 kms
* Idumban Temple - Near town centre
* Kannadi Perumal Temple-3.kms
* Mookambikai Temple - 10 kms
Day 3 - Palani
to Rameshwaram - 270 kms (6 hours) - Do evening Darshan of the
Jyotirlinga Temple and overnight stay at Rameshwaram.
Day 4 -
Rameshwaram - Madurai - 160 kms (4 hours) - Visit famous Meenakshi
Temple at Madurai. Spend a couple of hours in the temple complex. Given
time guests may also visit Koodal Azhagar Temple (2 kms from town centre
a unique temple with Lord Vishnu in three poses viz. sitting, standing
and reclining, one above the other) and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam (5
kms from town centre a Vinayaka temple built in 1646)
Day 5 - Madurai
- Thirunelveli (150 kms - 3 hours). Visit Thirunelveli Nellaiappar
Temple - Biggest Temple Complex in South India. Overnight stay in
Tuticorin. A port city 46 kms from Thirunelveli.
Other places that
can be visited are :
Subramaniya Swamy Temple. 45 Kms from Tuticorin. One of the six "Arupadai
Ancient Rockcut Temple. Jain Architechture. 61 Kms
- 9 Temples dedicated to Vishnu within a radius of 35 Kms.
Manapad & Ovari - Ancient Divine Churches
Day 6 - From
Tuticorin - Kanyakumari (150 kms - 3.5 hours). Visit the Devi
Kanyakumari temple, Vivekanand rock memorial, Kumari Amman temple.
Witness the famous Kanyakumari Sunset.
Day 7 - Witness
famous Kanyakumari sunrise. From Kanyakumari to Trivandrum (100 kms) and
visit Guganatha Swamy Temple (Trivandrum) Padmanabha Swamy temple, a
Divya Desam (One of the 108 Divya Desams). Reach Varkala by
Day 8 - Varkala Janardan Temple at Varkala. There are number of temples and Churches
in the Kollam area. The Mata Amritanandamayi Math is situated at
Amritapuri in this district, about 30 km from the Kollam town. Visiting Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple and Aranmula
temple and reach Alleppey by evening.
Day 9 - In
Kottayam District there are number of significant temples.
Chettikulangara Bhagawati Temple, Thrikodithanam Temple at Changanacherry,
Shiva temple at Ettumannoor are some of them. Reach Cochin / Ernakulam
by evening and proceed for onward journey.
Options - Guruvayoor - Palani
/ Madurai / Turicorin / Kanyakumari - Varkala
- Cochin (Gets daily flights from all major destinations
of India and Gulf Countries). Ernakulam is a major railhead
on the Southern/Konkan Rail Route.
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