11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chennai trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Chennai is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Chennai is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
Chidambaram

Chidambaram ©
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pitchavaram Backwater as well as Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Pitchavaram Backwater and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chidambaram visit planning app .

Getting from Chennai to Chidambaram by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple ©
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

1
night
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampaheswarar Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kumbakonam road trip planner .

You can drive from Chidambaram to Kumbakonam in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. In August in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To plan Rameswaram vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
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 3rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip maker website .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
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 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madurai itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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