37 days in South India Itinerary

37 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly to Madurai, Train to Rameswaram
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Rameswaram
— 7 nights
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Madurai
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 9 nights
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Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Calicut International Airport, Drive to Guruvayur
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Guruvayur
— 10 nights
Drive to Calicut International Airport, Fly to Lucknow

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Rameswaram

— 7 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rameswaram: Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam) and Ramanathapuram (Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram & Five-Faced Hanuman Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram online visit planner.

Lucknow to Rameswaram is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Madurai

— 9 nights

Athens of the East

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madurai: Kalaiyar Kovil Temple (in Sivaganga), Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul) and Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madurai travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Madurai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanyakumari

— 9 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanyakumari: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay), Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Tirunelveli (Venkatachalapathy Temple, Lord Thirukuttralanathar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and stroll through Sunset View Point.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Guruvayur

— 10 nights

Dwarka of the South

Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guruvayur: Malappuram (Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple & Hanuman temple alathiyoor), Thrissur (Koodalmanikyam Temple, Kauthuka Park, &more) and Kodungallur (Vadanapilly Beach, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palayur Church, and identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Guruvayur online attractions planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Guruvayur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips