8 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Kovalam Itinerary

8 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Kovalam Itinerary

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8 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Kovalam Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  14​h 45​min
Rameswaram
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram holiday planner.

New Delhi to Rameswaram is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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night
Kanyakumari

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari day trip planning tool .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kovalam: Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Poovar Island & Thiruvananthapuram Zoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, stroll through Shanghumukham Beach, and don't miss a visit to Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach
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Varkala Beach

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