18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
Fly:
9​h
Srirangapatna
— 2 nights
Drive:
7​h 45​min
Palani
— 3 nights
Drive:
4​h
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:
3​h 30​min
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:
3​h
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:
5​h
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
New Delhi

1
day
Srirangapatna

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Srirangapatna trip planner.

New Delhi to Srirangapatna is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Palani.

Things to do in Srirangapatna

Parks Wildlife Areas Sightseeing

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatnam Fort
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jama Masjid

2
days
Palani

Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100 km north-west of Madurai and 100 km South-east of Coimbatore and 60 km west of Dindigul. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idumban Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palani Murugan Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Palani trip builder.

Getting from Srirangapatna to Palani by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Palani

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kumbakkarai Falls
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Palani Murugan Temple
Kumbakkarai Falls
Thiru Avinankudi Temple

1
day
Tiruchirappalli

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip generator.

You can drive from Palani to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. August in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple
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Rock Fort Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple
Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

1
day
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 19th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then look for gifts at Hajeemoosa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally indulge your taste buds at Prema Vilas.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping
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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Hajeemoosa

1
day
Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, and then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Sightseeing Beaches Parks
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Ramanathaswamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

2
days
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 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Sitharal Jain Monuments, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanguthurai Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari vacation trip planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Sightseeing Beaches Parks
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue

6
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, & more) and Varkala (The Art of India & Papasnanam Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach

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