40 days in India Itinerary

40 days in India Itinerary

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40 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Vijayawada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Srisailam
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Srikalahasti
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Tirupati
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 15​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madurai
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

5
nights
Vijayawada

Vijayawada ©
A commercial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the bustling city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of the Krishna River, surrounded by green hills and quaint villages.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kanakadurga Temple and Venkateswara Swamy Temple II. Change things up with these side-trips from Vijayawada: Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (in Mangalagiri), Guntur (Amaravati Buddhist Site, Amareswara Temple, & more) and Lord Subrahmanyeswar Temple (in Mopidevi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paritala Anjaneya Swami Temple, see the interesting displays at Victoria Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Undavalli Caves, and stop by Pvp Square Mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vijayawada holiday app .

New Delhi to Vijayawada is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Srisailam.

Things to do in Vijayawada

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Guntur, Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, Amaravathi Archaeological Museum, Kotappakonda
Highlights from your plan
Kanakadurga Temple ©
Kanakadurga Temple
Venkateswara Swamy Temple II ©
Venkateswara Swamy Temple II
Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple ©
Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

2
nights
Srisailam

Srisailam ©
Srisailam Project Township is a census town in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the engineering at Srisailam Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, and then make a trip to Phaladhara Panchadhara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Pathala Ganga, contemplate the long history of Ista Kameswari Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Srisailam trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Vijayawada to Srisailam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Srikalahasti.

Things to do in Srisailam

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple ©
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum ©
Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum
Srisailam Dam ©
Srisailam Dam

1
night
Srikalahasti

Srikalahasti ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srikalahasti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhakta Kannappa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Sri Bhaktha Kanteswara Swamy Temple. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Veyilingala Kona Waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sahasra Linga Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bharadwaja Tirtham.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Srikalahasti trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Srisailam to Srikalahasti in 8 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Srikalahasti can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Srikalahasti

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple ©
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple ©
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple
Srikalahasti ©
Srikalahasti

8
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Get some cultural insight at Tirumala Temple and Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. Explore Tirupati's surroundings by going to Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple (in Tirumala) and Chittoor (Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple & Sahasra Linga Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple and contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tirupati day trip planner .

Getting from Srikalahasti to Tirupati by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chittoor, Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Padmanabhapuram Palace and Bhagavathy Amman Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Muttom Beach (in Muttom) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and stroll through Thengapattanam beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tirupati to Kanyakumari takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nagaraja Temple, Chitharal Hill Temple, Muttom Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

6
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Hanuman Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rameswaram: Ramanathapuram (Mangalanatha Swamy Temple, Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram, & more) and Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rameswaram trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ramanathapuram, Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Mangalanatha Swamy Temple ©
Mangalanatha Swamy 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani), Dindigul (Thadikombu Sri Sownthara Raja Perumal Temple, Anjaneyar Temple, & more) and Karpagavinayagar Temple (in Karaikudi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and steep yourself in history at Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madurai trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sivakasi, Dindigul, Palani Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Sathuragiri Shiva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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