7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

few
hours
Varanasi

Varanasi
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Bharat Kala Bhavan and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Varanasi trip planner .

Lucknow to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In June in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Bharat Kala Bhavan ©
Bharat Kala Bhavan

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chennai sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Chennai, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in June: highs in Kovalam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planner.

Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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