We started for Madurai from Bangalore around 6 in the morning via Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Dharampuri-Salam-Madurai route. Reached Madurai around 4 PM, stayed in Madurai for one day to Meenakshi temple darshan.
Next day morning started for Rameshwaram which is 170 KM from Madurai. We stayed in Agrasen Bhavan, which is just behind the temple. Then we went for temple & took nine baths at Jal Kund (wells) before going for darshan. Being a Hindu I can well understand the importance of these baths. Don’t know how it will remove your ‘PAAP Karma’ but surely gives you piece of mind at least.
Next day visited place called Dhanshkaudi, a place were Rama started the Setu for Lanka (now its SriLanka). Lanka is just 16 KM from dhanushkudi beach. Water in dhanushkaudi is sky blue, never saw beaches in India so much blue.
While returning back to home, visited Coonoor. Again it was nice short trip to mountains of Nilgiris.
Some of the pics from Madurai,Rameshwaram & Coonoor trip