5 days in Vellore, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

5 days in Vellore, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

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5 days in Vellore, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
train:  7​h 30​min
1
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
End: Rameswaram

1
night
Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Vellore Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalakandeswarar Temple, make a trip to Sripuram Golden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velavan Temple, and finally make a trip to Arulmigu Balamurugan Ratnagiri Tirukkovil.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vellore road trip app .

Vijayawada to Vellore is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Vellore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Velavan Temple
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Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple
Vellore Fort ©
Vellore Fort

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 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madurai holiday maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vellore to Madurai. July in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple

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 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram visit planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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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

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