7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Thanjavur District Itinerary

7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Thanjavur District Itinerary

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7 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Thanjavur District Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Thanjavur
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

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Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Pamban bridge, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham.

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You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

3
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Brihadeeshwara Temple and Uppiliappan Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery and Adi Kumbeswarar Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Thanjavur: Kumbakonam (Airavatesvara Temple, Patteeswaram Temple, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

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Drive from Rameswaram to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kumbakonam, Uppiliappan Temple
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple

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