9 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

9 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

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9 days in Kanyakumari, Rameswaram & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari route builder site .

Lucknow to Kanyakumari is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lucknow in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Kanyakumari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Agnitheertham. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi and Kalam National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram holiday planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

3
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.
Visit Sri Meenakshi Temple and Pazhamudhir Solai for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gandhi Memorial Museum and Koodal Azhagar Temple. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, stop by Amizhthini Super Market, and steep yourself in history at Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Madurai itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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