10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Madurai attractions planner .

Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Padmanabhapuram Palace will thrill your kids. Step out of Kanyakumari with an excursion to Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari holiday planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Bring the kids along to Tirumala Temple and Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. Step out of Tirupati to go to Srikalahasti and see Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, stroll through Vaikuntha Teertham, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirupati travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Tirupati by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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