7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
3
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Pune

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 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip itinerary tool .

Pune to Madurai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple. On your second day here, explore the activities along Agnitheertham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planning site .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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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

3
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 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, pause for some photo ops at Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, then steep yourself in history at Pechiparai Reservoir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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