Rameshwaram: A vibrant temple town
If you are looking for a vacation that would be refreshing for both your eyes and mind, head straight to the pilgrimage town of Rameshwaram. Located in Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu between India and Sri Lanka, stepping into Rameshwaram is like stepping back in time, right into the pages of the epic Ramayana. This Hindu pilgrimage centre is home to the famous Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple that is one of the sites included in the Char Dham tour. Apart from this, the must-visit temples in Rameshwaram include the Kothandaramaswamy Temple, the Dhanushkodi Temple and the Five Faced Hanuman Temple. Of course, apart from timeless temples and the interesting stories behind them, Rameshwaram houses some serene beaches, striking bridges and sanctuaries. Make sure you have a well-balanced itinerary that covers a bit of various experiences Rameshwaram has to offer.
Best time to visit Rameshwaram
Even though Rameshwaram promises an unforgettable trip throughout the year, the best time to visit it is from October to April. The weather during this period is pleasant (ranging from 18 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius) and dry. However, for those who want to enjoy Rameshwaram’s scenic beauty, the monsoon months of July to September are perfect. If you want to view Rameshwaram’s religious side in all splendour, it will be a good idea to visit the town during the famous festival of Mahashivratri generally falling in February or March. During the 10-day Mahashivratri celebrations, you will be able to feast your eyes on colourful and vibrant processions dedicated to Lord Shiv and Goddess Parvati across Rameshwaram.
Delhi to Rameshwaram
If you are planning a trip from Delhi to Rameshwaram and are wondering how to go about planning the long travel ahead, don’t worry. Skyscanner is here to rescue you! We have all the information you need to plan your trip from Delhi to Rameshwaram right here.
Delhi to Rameshwaram flight
The Madurai Airport is the closest airport to Rameshwaram. The airport is located around 170kms away from Ramwashwaram. With rare direct flights and low number of one-stop flights between the two cities, it is the best that you plan your trip and making your bookings in advance. The average duration of a direct flight from Delhi to Madurai is around 3.15 hours and the average return airfare is INR9,500. According to Skyscanner’s data, March and April are the cheapest months to travel from Delhi to Rameshwaram as flight prices from the capital to Madurai are the lowest then. To grab the cheapest air tickets to Madurai from Delhi, set a Price Alert and we will let you know when to book your flights.
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Why fly from Delhi to Rameshwaram?
- It is the fastest way to reach the destination.
- It is the most convenient and comfortable option.
Once you get off at Madurai, you have multiple travel options to reach your end destination Rameshwaram. These include hiring a taxi, taking a train or riding on a bus. Let us help you decide which one is right for you.
Taxi: You will be able to cover the 170km journey from Madurai to Rameshwaram in around 3.5 hours by a taxi. The price for a basic air-conditioned taxi starts from around INR2,500 for a one-way journey. You can select from economy to luxurious cars, depending on your budget. Various private taxi players operate on this route. We recommend you select a reliable one to avoid any hidden costs and inconveniences on the way.Find flights to Madurai here
Train: With multiple trains connecting Madurai to Rameshwaram, it is a convenient option to travel. The main direct trains from Madurai to Rameshwaram include Cape Rameshwaram Express, Rameshwaram Express and Tirupati Rameshwaram Express. The fastest from these – Cape Rameshwaram Express – reaches from Madurai to Rameshwaram in a short duration of under 3 hours.
Bus: Many buses operate between Madurai and Rameshwaram. Your options include various air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned variants. The average time to cover the distance by a bus, depending on the type of bus you choose and the weather conditions, is around 3.5 hours. The fares for the basic bus start from INR200 and go on to INR400 for luxurious ones. You can book your buss tickets online to avoid any problems once you reach Madurai. Once you get off at Madurai, you will need to select the closest pick-up point for the bus you select.Find flights to Madurai here
Now that you have all the travel information you need to plan your holiday from Delhi to Rameshwaram, you should go ahead and book that trip! Book your flights, hotel or rent a car with Skyscanner today. You can do all of these on our award-winning mobile app too. Use our various convenient and free flight fare hacking tools to find the cheapest flight fares. These include the Cheapest Month tool, Price Alerts and Search Everywhere and Map View features. Go ahead, an exciting trip to Rameshwaram awaits!