5 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

5 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

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5 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  3​h
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

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Kanyakumari

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Kanyakumari is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Thiruvalluvar Statue
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach

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Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 12th (Wed), snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram vacation planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple

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Madurai

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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