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: Bengaluru
Drive:  6 h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 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 23rd (Sun), look for gifts at Prema Vilas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madurai online sightseeing planner .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Madurai. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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night
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 24th (Mon): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Attractions like Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Kanyakumari Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, make a trip to Gandhi Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari journey tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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