10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and finally step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip app .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally make a trip to Gandhi Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari day trip planner .

Do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram road trip app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, and finally explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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