5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Palakkad
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Palakkad
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Palakkad

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thanjavur journey builder tool .

Palakkad to Thanjavur is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In November, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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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 11th (Mon): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Palakkad.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, admire the striking features of Tipu Sultan Fort, then admire the engineering at Malampuzha Dam, and finally admire the engineering at Malampuzha Garden and Dam.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Palakkad trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Palakkad takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Historic Sites
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Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Malampuzha Dam ©
Malampuzha Dam
Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple ©
Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mahabalipuram trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Palakkad to Mahabalipuram with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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