6 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

6 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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6 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner .

Lucknow to Madurai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lucknow in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Madurai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach, and finally take in the views from Pamban bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Ooty Lake and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. October in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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