8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Jaipur
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Bengaluru
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Jaipur

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then admire the striking features of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru tour builder tool .

Jaipur to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jaipur in June, with highs in Bengaluru at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Madurai.

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madurai road trip tool .

Getting from Bengaluru to Madurai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Madurai is somewhat warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

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Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

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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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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 28th (Thu): stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari driving holiday planner .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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

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days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
days
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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