6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal travel route website .

Lucknow to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Lucknow in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kodaikanal, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

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Drive from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Madurai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse, go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Madurai to Pondicherry in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chennai itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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