6 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

6 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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6 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Chennai

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 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip builder tool .

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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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 29th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Agnitheertham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, 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.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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