33 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

33 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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33 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— 12 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 11 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

12
nights
Madurai

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.
Explore Madurai's surroundings by going to Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani), Dindigul (Pambar Falls, Anjaneyar Temple, & more) and Sivakasi (Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple & Sri Badrakaliamman Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Madurai journey builder tool .

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Madurai when traveling from New Delhi in April, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dindigul, Sivakasi, Palani Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Sathuragiri Shiva Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

9
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam) and Ramanathapuram (Gandhamadana Parvatha, Badrakali Amman Kovil Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram trip planner .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ramanathapuram, Navagraha Temple
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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

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanyakumari: Tirunelveli (Kappal Matha Church, Athankarai Pallivasal, & more), Muttom Beach (in Muttom) and Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary (in Koonthakulam). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, stroll through Sunset View Point, steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, and appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tirunelveli, Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, Chitharal Hill Temple, Tirparappu Falls, Courtallam Falls
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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