5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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day
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 25th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Mount Mary Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mumbai. December in Mumbai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple

1
night
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 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip site .

Fly from Mumbai to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple ©
Pazhamudhircholai Murugan 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): snap pictures at Pamban bridge, kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

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Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagaraja Temple, admire the striking features of Padmanabhapuram Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, and finally delve into the distant past at Chitharal Hill Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chitharal Hill Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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