6 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

6 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

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6 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

Plan my day in Kanyakumari using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Lucknow to Kanyakumari is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect warmer evenings in Kanyakumari when traveling from Lucknow in November, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agnitheertham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planning site .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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