7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Palakkad
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Tirunelveli
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

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New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for slightly colder days in Madurai, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palakkad.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, head outdoors with Meenvallam Waterfalls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, then admire the sheer force of Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tipu Sultan Fort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Palghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meenkulathi Bhagavathi AmmanTemple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pattambi Nercha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalpathy Temple, then see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Garden and Dam, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Dam.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palakkad trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Madurai to Palakkad in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu
Highlights from your plan
Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Meenvallam Waterfalls ©
Meenvallam Waterfalls
Sree Guruvayurappan Temple ©
Sree Guruvayurappan Temple

1
day
Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ©
Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Thirukuttralanathar, take in the spiritual surroundings of ThirugnanaSambandar Koil, admire the sheer force of Shivamathungai Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayikudi Murugan Temple, then don't miss a visit to Suyambulinga swamy temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tirunelveli day trip planning site .

You can drive from Palakkad to Tirunelveli in 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Palakkad in May: highs in Tirunelveli hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple

2
nights
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 30th (Thu), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder site .

Drive from Tirunelveli to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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