14 days in Chennai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

14 days in Chennai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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14 days in Chennai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Gwalior
Fly:  9​h
1
Chennai
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Gwalior

6
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Do some cultural sightseeing at DakshinaChitra Museum and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Shore Temple and Sri Parthasarathy Temple. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chennai (Madras) day trip website .

Gwalior to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Gwalior in October, Chennai (Madras) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Rameswaram by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

4
nights
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.
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and Bhagavathy Amman Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Kanyakumari Beach and Sothavilai Beach. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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