9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 24th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner .

Mumbai to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thanjavur trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thanjavur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 26th (Tue), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Rameswaram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial ©
Gandhi Memorial

few
hours
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.
To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Kollam on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Infant Jesus Cathedral and Thangassery Light House. Step out of Kollam to go to Varkala and see Varkala Beach, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Jatayu Earth's Center and stroll through Kollam Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kollam online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kollam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Varkala Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Infant Jesus Cathedral ©
Infant Jesus Cathedral
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam online tour builder .

You can drive from Kollam to Mararikulam in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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