8 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

8 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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8 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, then contemplate the long history of Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai online tour itinerary planner .

Bhubaneswar to Madurai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Villoondi Tirtham and Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana). Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple and Jatayu Tirtham Temple for their historical value. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple, and snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sothavilai Beach and St Xavier Church. Visit Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and Jain Temple Kanyakumari for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli to see Kappal Matha Church about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kappal Matha Church
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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