7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
train + taxi:  9​h 30​min
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  4​h 30​min
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Hyderabad

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day
Kodaikanal

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then explore the activities along Berijam Lake.

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Chennai (Madras) to Kodaikanal is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Rameswaram.

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Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake

1
day
Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
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Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Madurai.

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Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple

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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 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally indulge your taste buds at Prema Vilas.

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Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Sunset View Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort.

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Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari Beach
Vattakottai Fort

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