35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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35 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kumarakom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planner .

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Madurai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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

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.
When in Kanyakumari, make a side trip to see Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, get great views at Sunset View Point, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nagaraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, & more), Varkala (Kappil Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Chowara Beach (in Chowara). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, take a peaceful walk through Arippa, and get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

6
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Change things up with a short trip to Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola in Vattavada (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Top Station, head outdoors with Ideal Safari, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munnar travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. March in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

5
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Explore Kumarakom's surroundings by going to Kottayam (St Mary's Knanaya Church, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, & more), Mararikulam (Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, Mararikulam Beach, & more) and Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall (in Pallickathodu). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the awesome beauty at Thangal Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom road trip planning app .

You can drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kottayam, Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Thangal Hill, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

7
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 18th (Mon) at some of the top local wellness centers. Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool .

Drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Spas Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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