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: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madurai travel website .

Mumbai to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 22nd (Sat), make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambunayaki amman temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram route maker site .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches 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

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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Top Station, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munnar online travel route builder .

Getting from Rameswaram to Munnar by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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