7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mumbai. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madurai online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mumbai to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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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 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey maker .

Do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 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 your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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