5 days in Rameswaram, Madurai & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

5 days in Rameswaram, Madurai & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

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5 days in Rameswaram, Madurai & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

Start: Rameswaram
1
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

1
night
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 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rameswaram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madurai itinerary planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Madurai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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