5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Bengaluru
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Vellore
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  3​h
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Bengaluru

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Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple.

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Bengaluru to Vellore is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kanchipuram.
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Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
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Drive from Vellore to Kanchipuram in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Kanyakumari.

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset View Point, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then get in on the family fun at Baywatch Amusement Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanchipuram to Kanyakumari. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

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Baywatch Amusement Park ©
Baywatch Amusement Park
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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day
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 10th (Sun): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

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Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madurai.

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

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Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

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