6 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

6 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

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6 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then explore the activities along Agnitheertham, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram route planner.

Hyderabad to Rameswaram is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai sightseeing site .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Madurai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (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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