5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Drive:  2​h
1
Madurai
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Tiruchirappalli

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madurai tour itinerary builder app .

Tiruchirappalli to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 29th (Tue), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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
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 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sunset View Point, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari day trip tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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