8 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Munnar Itinerary

8 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Munnar Itinerary

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8 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madurai road trip planning site .

Ahmedabad to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Attukal Waterfalls, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Munnar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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