We started for Madurai from Bangalore around 6 AM in the morning via Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Dharampuri-Salam-Karur-Dindigul-Madurai route. Reached to madurai around 4 PM, stayed in madurai for one day for Meenakshi temple darshanam.
Next day morning started for Rameshwaram which was just 170 KM from Madurai. We stayed in Agrasen bhavan, which was just behind temple. Went for temple darshnam & had nine baths at jal kund (wells) before taking darshanam at temple, it was amazing experience.
Being a Hindu I can well understand the importance of these baths. Don’t know how it will remove your ‘PAP Karma’ but surely gives you piece of mind.
Also visited place called Dhanshkaudi from were Rama started the Setu for Lanka (now its SriLanka), Srilanka is just 16 KM from dhanushkudi. Water in dhanushkaudi is sky blue, I may be wrong but think these should be one the best beaches in India.
Also while coming we visited Coonoor. Again it was nice short trip to mountains of Nilgiris.
Some of the pics from Madurai,Rameshwaram & Coonoor.