6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, then admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thanjavur day trip tool .

Chennai to Thanjavur is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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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 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madurai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thanjavur in August, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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night
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 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunset View Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and then admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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