7 days in Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

7 days in Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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7 days in Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Bring the kids along to Dhanushkodi Beach and Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and stroll through Villoondi Tirtham.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram road trip planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rameswaram is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Padmanabhapuram Palace. There's much more to do: stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari planning app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

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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