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

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
End: New Delhi

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari road trip planning site .

New Delhi to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kanyakumari: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram vacation planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madurai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Walking tours

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