7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​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
train:  2​h
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Varnam Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, and then browse for treasures at ak The Seasons. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, shop like a local with UB City, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Kynkyny Art.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In October in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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UB City ©
UB City
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then stop by Prema Vilas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madurai road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

1
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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 5th (Sat), snap pictures at Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip website .

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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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 6th (Sun), 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari travel route planning website .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally stop by Sarwaa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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