7 days in Kanyakumari, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

7 days in Kanyakumari, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

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7 days in Kanyakumari, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Nagpur

1
night
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 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary tool .

Nagpur to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagpur in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Kanyakumari, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman 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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Hanuman Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Dhanushkodi Beach and Adam's Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rameswaram: Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam) and Five-Faced Hanuman Temple (in Ramanathapuram). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Side Trips

Five-Faced Hanuman Temple, Navagraha Temple
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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