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
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
train + bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Napier Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder app .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari itinerary tool .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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

2
nights
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 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madurai route planner.

Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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