9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Madurai is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madurai, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online road trip planner.

Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and finally stroll through Hawa Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Visiting Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Swiftlet Cave Munnar will get you outdoors. Visit C.S.I Christ Church and Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, delve into the distant past at Muniyara - Anakottapara park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

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Getting from Kovalam to Munnar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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