7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Madurai tour itinerary app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

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Historic Sites
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

2
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 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, then examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church.

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Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam attractions tool .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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