8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
Durg
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
New Delhi

2
days
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 18th (Mon), head outdoors with Silent Valley View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, look for gifts at Dynasty, then have some family-friendly fun at Ice Skating Cafe, then explore the activities along Berijam Lake, and finally go for a walk through Coaker's Walk.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal online trip itinerary builder

New Delhi to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Madurai.

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coaker's Walk
Coaker's Walk
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Pine Forest

1
day
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 21st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai day trip site

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

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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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

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Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Durg.

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
day
Durg

Durg ©
Durg is a major city in Chhattisgarh state, central India east of the Seonath River (Shivnath River) and is part of the Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chandi Mandir, explore the different monuments and memorials at Karkabhat - Megalithic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Maiya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth, and finally make a trip to Siyadevi Temple.

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Explore your travel options from Kanyakumari to Durg with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Chandi Mandir ©
Chandi Mandir

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