8 days in Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

8 days in Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

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8 days in Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Padmanabhapuram Palace and Bhagavathy Amman Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Kanyakumari Wax Museum and Gandhi Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (in Thiruchendur), Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple (in Tirunelveli) and Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary (in Koonthakulam). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and admire the sheer force of Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip planner.

Mumbai to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Kanyakumari is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Get some historical perspective at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Agnitheertham. Do some cultural sightseeing at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House and Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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