7 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Rameswaram Itinerary

7 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Rameswaram Itinerary

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7 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, contemplate the long history of Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madurai tour planning website .

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Madurai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then explore the activities along Mannavanur Lake, then stop by The Cocoa Bean, and finally examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History. On the next day, make a trip to Poombarai Village View, take in the dramatic natural features at Dolphin's Nose, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani Hills, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Palani
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Palani ©
Palani
Mannavanur Lake ©
Mannavanur Lake

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 11th (Fri), stroll through Ariyaman Beach, take in the views from Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sugreevar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambunayaki amman temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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