7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
End: Shimla

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Shimla to Kovalam is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shimla in December: high temperatures in Kovalam hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, then look for gifts at Aham Designer Boutique, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary builder .

Drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

1
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.
On the 26th (Thu), get great views at Sunset View Point, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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 27th (Fri), stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram day trip tool .

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 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

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 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, stop by Prema Vilas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madurai day trip site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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