5 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

5 days in Madurai, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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Madurai
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights

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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 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai road trip website.

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madurai, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Arittapatti Shivan Temple ©
Arittapatti Shivan Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
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 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

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

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House ©

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari and then step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip planner.

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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