12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Melmaruvathur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Tirumala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary builder .

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Adi Keshava Perumal Temple ©
Adi Keshava Perumal Temple
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

1
night
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 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai tour app .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram
Kalamegaperumal Temple ©
Kalamegaperumal Temple

1
night
Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai ©
Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, contemplate the long history of Nirudhi lingam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agini Lingam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tiruvannamalai trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruvannamalai in 5.5 hours. In November in Tiruvannamalai, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Melmaruvathur.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Ramana Ashram
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©
Nirudhi lingam ©
Nirudhi lingam

1
night
Melmaruvathur

Melmaruvathur ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eri Katha Ramar Temple as well as Mailam Murugan Temple. On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mailam Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam, and then make a trip to Eri Katha Ramar Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melmaruvathur trip planner .

You can drive from Tiruvannamalai to Melmaruvathur in 2 hours. November in Melmaruvathur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Melmaruvathur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eri Katha Ramar Temple, Mailam Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam ©
Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam
Mailam Murugan Temple ©
Mailam Murugan Temple
Eri Katha Ramar Temple ©
Eri Katha Ramar Temple

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at Raja Spiritual Super Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram trip maker site .

Drive from Melmaruvathur to Kanchipuram in 1.5 hours. In November in Kanchipuram, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vellore.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

1
night
Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nemili Sri Bala Peetam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vellore trip planner .

Drive from Kanchipuram to Vellore in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kanchipuram in November: highs in Vellore hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tirumala.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Vallimalai Murugan Temple ©
Vallimalai Murugan Temple
Nemili Sri Bala Peetam ©
Nemili Sri Bala Peetam

1
night
Tirumala

Tirumala ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tirumala tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Vellore to Tirumala in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tirumala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple ©
Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple

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