8 days in Kodaikanal, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

8 days in Kodaikanal, Madurai & Rameswaram Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu travel route planner

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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
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Kodaikanal

— 3 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mannavanur Lake as well as Poombarai Village View. On your second day here, make a trip to Poombarai Village View and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip planning website.

Bengaluru to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kodaikanal, with lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madurai

— 1 night

Athens of the East

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then stop by Prema Vilas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Samanar Hills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai travel planning app.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
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 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Villoondi Tirtham, don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally make a trip to Ramar Padam. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, and then take in the views from Pamban bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches