5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Madurai
1
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Madurai

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip builder app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Madurai. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmapureeswarar Temple, then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Madurai in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Malai Temple, admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mercury Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thanjavur trip planner .

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. September in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Rameswaram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip builder website .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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