9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Madurai
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Ramana Mandiram, Idaikattur Church and Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Idaikattur Church, contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Madurai Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Idaikattur Church ©
Idaikattur Church

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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.
You've now added Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sugreevar Temple.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Nagaraja Temple and Padmanabhapuram Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Sothavilai Beach and Sanguthurai Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Muttom Beach in Muttom (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Chitharal Hill Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Muttom Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Chitharal Hill Temple, Nagaraja Temple
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Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam itinerary app .

You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. November in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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