7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Bring the kids along to Paradise Beach and Rock Beach. Go for a jaunt from Pondicherry to Auroville to see Matrimandir about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, make a trip to Chunnambar Boat House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry trip planner .

Chennai to Pondicherry is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then explore the activities along Agnitheertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram driving holiday planner .

Getting from Pondicherry to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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