Bangalore to Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram is almost 550 km from Bangalore. It takes around 9 hours by road, to reach Rameshwaram. The best way to go to Rameshwaram from Bangalore, is to drive along the scenic route. The travellers are advised to stop twice in between, for small breaks and snacks, at Karur and Kariamangalam. It is better to leave early in the morning to avoid driving at night and to reach Rameshwaram by the same evening; then take rest for the night and the start off fresh, the next day. Another way is to hire a cab which usually cost anywhere from 12 Rs per km to 24 Rs per km depending to the seating capacity.

Transport options from Bangalore to Rameshwaram

Bangalore to Rameshwaram By Car: Rent a car or hire a cab from Bangalore to drive down to Rameshwaram, which takes around 9 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR7 to INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Comfortable and suitable for group travellers and families with kids.

Bangalore to Rameshwaram By Bus: Take a bus from Bangalore to Rameshwaram, which takes around 9 hours. Mandapam Bus Stand, located at a distance of around 17 km from the Rameshwaram city centre, is the nearest bus stop to Rameshwaram. The city centre can be reached by taking a bus or a cab within an hour. Economical and ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.

Bangalore to Rameshwaram By Flight: No direct flight is available from Bangalore to Rameshwaram. However, you can take a flight from Bangalore to Madurai, the nearest airport to Rameshwaram, which halts at Chennai. The journey takes around 3 hours and you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Rameshwaram, which is around 174 km away. Ideal for families with kids, seniors and individual travellers.

Bangalore to Rameshwaram By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore Junction to Rameshwaram Railway Station that takes around 14 hours. Rameshwaram Railway Station is located at a distance of around 2 km from the city centre and can be reached by hiring a taxi or an auto-rickshaw. Ideal for travelling in groups and with families and seniors.

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Travelling tips from Bangalore to Rameshwaram

Murali krishnan

Murali krishnan, Delhi,
8 Reviews | 1 View

A very good drive - the roads are good

Jan 21, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

A very good drive to Rameswaram from Bangalore. It is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral up to Madurai. Toll Road - Value for the toll paid. All amenities available en route. As it is a NH - drive carefully - reckless drivers are at loose. Not only that sometimes suddenly people come on to the roads from in between the bushes in the median. No strain if you maintain an average speed of 90+ km/hr. Well maintained roads.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • NH7, Salem - Madurai Rd and NH49
Manish Rai

Manish, Bangalore,
3 Reviews | 8 Views

Train trip will be good

Dec 5, 2015
Mode of Transport: Train

As per my experience we should prefer the train. Because sightseeing and beauty of nature also cover. We have multiple train from RMM station. Rail connectivity is enough good as per their limitation. Railway Pamban bridge spans a 2 km-strait between mainland and island and is the only surface transport link between the two.

Thanks !!

    • Tickets booked:
    • 7 days prior
    • This train has:
    • On-time
    • Clean toilets
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
Pavan Reddy

Pavan, Hyderabad,
10 Reviews | 9 Views

Fantastic journey and good sightseeing spot on the way

Jun 15, 2015
Mode of Transport: Car

I have started my journey from Bangalore at 7 Pm, went through Nice Road and exit at Hosur. I have travelled through AH 43/NH 7 Road, I have travelled on my own car, the journey was a very comfortable one, after reaching Salem took a halt for 4 hrs and then started our journey towards Palani after darshan reached Madurai at 4 Pm.

There were many sightseeing on the way, I suggest you to go for Hoggenkal Falls the road condition is good, there were only some of the dhabas on the way from Madurai to Rameswaram so better have lunch/dinner at Madurai itself, after finishing dinner reached Rameswaram early morning. Please carry enough water and also you might get confused with the routes so use Google Maps.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • AH 43/NH 7, AH 43 and Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd

Pamp, Chandigarh,
20 Reviews | 1 View

Require improvement and uncomfortable seat

May 31, 2015
Mode of Transport: Bus

From Bangalore to Rameshwaram and From Rameshwaram to Bangalore I opted the same travellers services which was KPN Travels.

From Bangalore to Rameshwaram (Bus No. 9992) was very hectic due to some defect in the bus seat. I asked the conductor and the driver that their is some problem in my seat. I cannot sit straight as the leaver of the seat is free or not working. First it was very difficult for me to explain this simple problem to them due to the language barrier. I know only Hindi and English and they only understand their regional language. Even after knowing the problem they were unable to help me as the bus was already fully booked.

NOTE ** : One thing which I liked about KPN is they called my me on my mobile but because of low battery my phone was switched off.

    • Bus Type:
    • A/C
    • This bus has:
    • TV/Entertainment
    • Blanket
Saurabh Sinha

Saurabh, Jamshedpur,
6 Reviews | 33 Views

Awesome non-stop drive!

Mar 23, 2015
Mode of Transport: Car

This is one of the best roads you will find anywhere across India. Even after Madurai, its a single lane road stretch of about 160 km to Rameshwaram. The road is well-built and scenically too its an awesome drive. The bridge joining Rameswaram with the country is worth a stop and its one of its kind.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • NH7, AH43 and NH49

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