8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
4
Madurai
— 1 day
5
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, thenmake a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, thenstep off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip planner.

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunset View Point. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari online visit planner.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, thensnap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram route builder website.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Madurai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by The Cocoa Bean, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, thentake some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk

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