5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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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 (Sat), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai route planner .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, Madurai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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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 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 22nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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