5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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Palani
— 1 day
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Madurai
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
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Kovalam
— 1 night
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Varkala Town
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
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Munnar
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Palani

— 1 day
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Find out how to plan Palani trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Pollachi Town to Palani is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Palani can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Madurai

Athens of the East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then look for gifts at Prema Vilas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple.

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You can drive from Palani to Madurai in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Palani in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madurai: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Rameswaram

— 1 night
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 28th (Sun), stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, and finally don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial.

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Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

Cape Comorin

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 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Chitharal Hill Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach, then get great views at Observation Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari day trip app.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kovalam

— 1 night
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 30th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam visit planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Spas
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Varkala Town

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Shopping

Alappuzha

— 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Munnar

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 31st (Wed), stop by Tata Tea Outlet, take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, and then relax and rejuvenate at Chandy's Windy Woods Spa.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar journey builder tool.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Spas · Shopping
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