9 days in Chennai & Rameswaram Itinerary

9 days in Chennai & Rameswaram Itinerary

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9 days in Chennai & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chennai

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Shore Temple and Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple. Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Kapaleeshwarar Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Covelong Beach (in Covelong), Mahabalipuram (Varaha Cave Temple, Pancha Rathas, & more) and Kanchipuram (Kamakshi Amman Temple & Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marundeeswarar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and stroll through Besant Nagar Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chennai day trip planning tool .

In August, daytime highs in Chennai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Covelong Beach
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dhanushkodi Beach and Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Popular historic sites such as Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi and Kalam National Memorial are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chennai to Rameswaram in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks 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

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