37 days in India Itinerary

37 days in India Itinerary

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37 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Hyderabad
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 9 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Chennai
— 12 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

6
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Family-friendly places like Ramoji Film City and Nehru Zoological Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake, and cool off at Pride Resorts.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hyderabad visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hyderabad. In October in Hyderabad, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Nehru Zoological Park ©
Nehru Zoological Park
Chilkur Balaji Temple ©
Chilkur Balaji Temple

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Palani Murugan Temple and Andal Renga Mannar Temple will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Sathuragiri Shiva Temple (in Srivilliputhur), Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul) and Karpagavinayagar Temple (in Karaikudi). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Hyderabad to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in October, Madurai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur, Palani Murugan Temple, Karpagavinayagar Temple, Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Karpagavinayagar Temple ©
Karpagavinayagar Temple

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Padmanabhapuram Palace will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Muttom Beach (in Muttom), Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple (in Tiruchendur) and Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (in Thiruchendur). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, stroll through Sothavilai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and admire the sheer force of Tirparappu Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip planner .

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tirunelveli, Courtallam, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Muttom Beach, Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

12
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marina Beach and VGP Snow Kingdom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Kanchipuram (Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, & more) and Mahabalipuram (Pancha Rathas, Krishna's Butter Ball, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai travel planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kanyakumari to Chennai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, Rockfort Temple
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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