7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvalanchuzhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramaswamy Temple, then explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thanjavur online tour planner .

Hyderabad to Thanjavur is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Ramaswamy Temple ©
Ramaswamy Temple

1
day
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 2nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Samanar Hills.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madurai tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Thanjavur in June, plan for little chillier days in Madurai, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple ©
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple

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 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Church, pause for some serene contemplation at La Saleth Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal journey maker .

Drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Christ the King Church ©
Christ the King Church

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga Temple.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore travel route builder app .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Coimbatore. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip app .

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in June; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): play a few rounds at Mercara Downs Golf Club and then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Namdroling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Mercara Downs Golf Club ©
Mercara Downs Golf Club
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery

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