Madurai, Karaikudi and Rameshwaram - Dussehra Special! - F5 Escapes - Solo and Group Women only Travel Company India
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    Dussehra Special!

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Madurai. Meenakshi Amman Temple Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal.
  • Day 2 – Karaikudi. Saree weaving tour. Mansions. Village Walk
  • Day 3 – Rameshwaram Temple. Dhanushkodi
  • Day 4 – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial. Setukarai. Emeral Shiva. Madurai.
  • Day 5 – Fly out
TOUR OVERVIEW

Madurai or ‘Thoonga Nagaram’ (The city that never sleeps) is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu with a strong Tamil history and is one of the seats of the Tamil Sangam literature. The city has been ruled by several kings including the Pandyas, Cholas, Madurai Nayaks and the British. ‘Golu’, an elaborate doll display is set up in the Meenakshi temple premises during this time of the year to celebrate Navratri.

Hand painted floor tiles, mammoth luxurious mansions etched with Belgian glass and fine antiques from across the world, Traditional Tamil handloom mills, spicy food – Karaikudi is sure to overwhelm the senses of any traveler.

We then head to Rameshwaram – we cross the bridge from the mainland to this island, where people go to absolve themselves of their sins. But Rameshwaram is beyond its temples – the eerie history of Dhanushkodi, the inspiring abode of Late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – the place has this and more to offer.

When you are in Tamil Land, can you miss the authentic Tamil food, Jigarthanda, Madurai Jasmine flowers and authentic Chettinaad cuisine? Come, explore this enchanting part of Tamil Nadu with F5.

Note: We can customize for travelers arriving from other cities.

Price: INR 21000 + 5% GST

Single Occupancy Supplement – INR 7500 + 5% GST

Day 1 - 04 Oct 2019

Arrive and settle. Set out to explore the temple city by 11 AM. Understand the city’s history and explore the attractions here including the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Meenakshi Amman Temple and the shopping complexes around. We will witness the doll display in Meenakshi temple today or tomorrow which is an exclusive during this time of the year! If time permits, visit Azhagar Kovil and Pazhamudhir Solai. Stay in Madurai.

Day 2 - 05 Oct 2019

Leave for Karaikudi early morning after breakfast. Have the local tour of the town with experiences of saree weaving and tile making added in. Also explore the huge mansions of Kanadukathan. Stay in Karaikudi.

Day 3 - 06 Oct 2019

We will proceed to Rameshwaram after an early breakfast. We will visit Pamban bridge on the way. Check in and proceed to visit Dhanushkodi. Dhanushkodi is a ghost town which was declared unfit for living by the government post the disastrous 1964 cyclone. Did you know the story behind the train that disappeared into the sea? Know it all today. We will also visit the Rameswaram temple. Overnight at Rameshwaram.

Day 4 - 07 Oct 2019

After an early breakfast, visit the wonderful Memorial built for our great missile man, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Today is also the day to explore Sethukarai, the region mentioned in Ramayana, from where Ram is said to have built the bridge to Lanka. We will also visit the temple that houses the 6 feet tall Emerald idol of Shiva. Reach Madurai by evening and refresh. Evening at leisure and for shopping. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 5 - 08 Oct 2019

After breakfast, fly out, take a bus/train to your respective destinations. Tour ends.

Inclusions

  • All meals from day 1 lunch to day 5 breakfast. Total 12 meals included.
  • Two cups of tea/coffee per day
  • Transport in an AC vehicle throughout the trip
  • All stay on twin sharing basis
  • All entry, parking and permit charges
  • Guide charges at Madurai and Rameswaram temple
  • Temple special entry tickets
  • Guidance of an F5 tour lead all through the trip.

Exclusions

  • Flight/bus/train tickets to Madurai  from your city of residence and back.
  • Tips, Shopping, Any Personal Expenses.
  • Food other than inclusions.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not included in inclusions.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities, personal flight delays and aspect beyond our control. We will definitely facilitate an alternative and handle the contingency, the cost being yours.
  • 5% GST

Terms & Conditions

REFUNDS/CANCELLATION:

  • If cancelled 90 days or more in advance, cancellation fee is 12% of the trip amount.
  • 25% of the trip cost if cancelled 89 – 60 days in advance.
  • 50% of the trip cost if cancelled 59 to 16 days in advance.
  • Last 15 days – no show – entire amount will be forfeited.
  • If you use our services to book flights, cancellation charges of the flights will apply.

Disclaimer

  • F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
  • All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveler in getting medical attention.
  • The trip is NON-SMOKING and NON-ALCOHOLIC.
  • F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full.

Arrival & Departure:

This trip is Ex-Madurai. Joining us from different city?
Madurai is very well connected by air, train and road. Arrive no later than 10 AM on 4th Oct 2019 and plan your return after 10 AM on 8th October 2019.

Weather

October is the season of mild weather (About 30 degree Celsius) in Madurai, but given that Madurai weather is ‘hot, hotter, hottest’ all through the year, brace yourself for some heat and humidity in the coastal region, with occasional showers.

Food

We will arrange for authentic Chettinaad food and Madurai food on the first two days, which will include non-vegetarian options. However, we cannot guarantee availability of non-vegetarian food in Rameshwaram. If you have any specific meal preferences / dietary requirements, please let us know beforehand.

Stay:

We will be staying in well-appointed hotels in Madurai and Rameshwaram and in a beautiful Chettinad style stay in Karaikudi.

Note > Prepare > Accept > Embrace:

  • Madurai and surrounding areas are steeped in Tamil culture and rich history. If you are not that interested in culture and heritage, you can consider some other trips of ours. If you love stories, history and experiencing local culture through their temples and food, then this trip is for you.
  • This trip will have a lot of temple visits. We will try keeping it as non-religious and as story-oriented and culture oriented as possible.
  • Interior TamilNadu has a very scant number of people who can understand or communicate in Hindi. Our tour lead would be someone who can converse in Tamil, Hindi and English well.


‘F5 Escapes’ is a Bangalore-based, experiential travel company, with a focus on redefining the way women travel in India. The premise of F5 is an ambitious dream –  to put India on the global travel map as a preferred destination for women from across the globe.

F5 Escapes offers fixed departure all-women group tours, customized itineraries for families, groups and solo travellers. We also do in-city engagements which include #JustGo travel meetups, workshops to educate women on travel safety, sustainable menstruation, motorbiking etc.

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