11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h
4
Bhagalpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Gaya

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 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner.

Gaya to Madurai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Gaya in May, you will find days in Madurai are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the views from Pamban bridge, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Villoondi Tirtham.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rameswaram trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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.
Attractions like Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Bhagavathy Amman Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Kanyakumari with a short trip to Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sothavilai Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari planning app .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bhagalpur.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur ©
Bhagalpur is a city of historical importance on the southern banks of the river Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Burhanath Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ajgaibinath Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at P. K. Das's Driftwood Museum & Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bhagalpur online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanyakumari to Bhagalpur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhagalpur

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Burhanath Mandir ©
Burhanath Mandir
Ajgaibinath Temple ©
Ajgaibinath Temple
P. K. Das's Driftwood Museum & Park ©

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