7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Palani Itinerary

7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Palani Itinerary

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7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Palani Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
train:  12​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Palani
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner .

Kochi (Cochin) to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. May in Madurai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Palani.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple

1
night
Palani

Palani ©
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. On the 31st (Thu), admire the sheer force of Kuthiraiyar Dam Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idumban Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani Hills.

Start your trip to Palani by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Palani in 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Palani are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Palani

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Palani Hills ©
Palani Hills
Thiru Avinankudi Temple ©
Thiru Avinankudi Temple
Idumban Temple ©
Idumban Temple

few
hours
Madurai

Madurai ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madurai travel site .

You can drive from Palani to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

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