7 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

7 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

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7 days in Rameswaram, Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
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 6th (Sun): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram day trip app .

Hyderabad to Rameswaram is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari day trip planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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