4 days in India Itinerary

4 days in India Itinerary

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4 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online road trip planner .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in July; daily highs in Madurai reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thanjavur.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Vijayanagar Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thanjavur trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Madurai to Thanjavur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram holiday planner.

Getting from Thanjavur to Rameswaram by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

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Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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