Places To Explore In Rameswaram, Madurai & Kanyakumari

Rameswaram, Madurai, and Kanyakumari are the three real gems of the South Indian state – Tamil Nadu. People travel often to Tamil Nadu to fall in deep with its surreal beauty and to spiritualize their soul by witnessing the decade long sacred rituals that this state is worshipping. Among the many other beautiful sites in Tamil Nadu, these three has long been regarded as the most famous of all and also registers the highest number of travelers every year.

Rameswaram, a small town stretched on Pamban Island is the place where the memories of Ramayana are celebrated. Madurai is the major cultural city of Tamil Nadu whose skyline is dominated by the 14 colorful gateway towers in the old-Dravidian style. Kanyakumari is the place where you can witness the magic of nature because on one side you will see a beautiful day and the other side will make you look at the dark night.

Below, is the list of all the places that you can explore in Rameswaram, Madurai, and Kanyakumari.So, do care to go through this list once and you can also check our Madurai Rameswaram Kanyakumari tour for more information.


Places to Explore in Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a very popular temple living spiritualism in Rameswaram where millions of devotees pay homage to the statue of Lord Shiva. It is believed that it was this place where Lord Rama prayed for forgiveness from Lord Shiva for killing all the people during the war with Ravana. This temple is also revered as one of the twelve sacred Jyotirlingas sprawled in the different parts of India. There is also a holy water tank inside the temple premise where you can take a sacred dip to cleanse yourself from your past sins.


Ramanathaswamy Temple Mark My Adventure

Pamban Bridge

Pamban bridge showcases nature’s beauty to its every visitor. It is the very first sea bridge of India which connects Rameswaram with mainland India. From the road that stands parallel to this bridge, you can see the ethereal beauty of this decade-old bridge. And if you can take out time to visit this place during sunset then, it will surely be the most magical experience for you. It is very disheartening that the government is planning to construct India’s first vertical lift bridge at the same place where this 104 year old bridge is located.


Pamban Bridge

Dhanushkodi Beach

Dhanushkodi is a narrow 9-mile long sandy beach where the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean merge in a most surreal way. Late night walks at this beach will surely give you the exploration pleasure and will stay with you as one of the best memories of your lifetime. Tamilnadu tourism depicts the charms of this glimmering beach as there are thousands of tourists thronging to this each destination almost every day. The two most popular attraction that you can visit in here is Ram Sethu and Adam’s Bridge which is believed to be constructed by the monkey army of Lord Rama during the war with Ravana.


Dhanushkodi Beach

Places to Explore in Madurai

Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple

Sri Meenakshi Temple is Madurai’s sacred charm which is located on the southern bank of River Vaigai. The temple famously worships the idol of Meenakshi (I.e. divine consort of Lord Shiva – Goddess Parvati) and welcomes the highest number of pilgrims every year. The temple is presumed to be built somewhere around the 14 th century which has about 14 gateway towers that very beautifully dominates the skyline of Madurai. Also, the temple is reckoned as the cleanest iconic wonders in India. So, exploring this famous temple will be one of the most enchanting spiritual journeys for you.


Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace is a perfect blend of Rajput architectural style with that of the Dravidian style. It is believed to be the palace where the long-lived king Thirumalai Nayak stayed during his rule in Madurai. You can admire the old-architectural style where the ceiling beautifully showcases the intricate designs and strong pillars define its hard beauty. A light and sound show are also celebrated here in the evening where you can follow a small skit overlaying the life journey of King Nayakkar.


Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

Gandhi Memorial Museum

Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai is among the other four museums exhibiting the historical evidence of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The museum also displays the blood-stained clothes worn by him at the time he was brutally assassinated. Apart from that blood-stained garment, the museum also exhibits 14 other artifacts that were used by Mahatma Gandhi in their daily life.


Gandhi Memorial Museum

Places to Explore in Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Kanyakumari which honors the spiritual journey of Swami Vivekananda who is believed to attained enlightenment here. What makes this rock memorial a beautiful sight is that it is being surrounded by the Laccadive Sea from every side and gives away a surreal view during sunset.




Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar Statue is a 133-feet tall intricately designed stone sculpture of the famous poet and philosopher of Tamil – Valluvar. The statue is built atop a small island where you can witness the magic of nature as two seas (the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea) and the Indian Ocean meet. You can also witness the ethereal moment of watching the sunset at one side and the harmony of a quiet day on the other side. If you want to meet your inner soul then covering this spot is one of the best ideas as the destination is filled with serene and tranquil ambiance which is quite alluring and appealing to the tourists visiting here.


Thiruvalluvar Statue

Kanyakumari Beach

Kanyakumari beach is the most pristine beach sprawled beautifully in the town of Kanyakumari. You can witness the beautiful confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean at this beach. You can either take those long quiet walks where you can talk every confession to your soul or you can just sit on a rock where every minute a strong wave will hit your foot. So, this will be the best place to contemplate about yourself and your dreams.


Kanyakumari Beach

Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.


This post is by Sakshi Kaushik

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