7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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
bus + train:  2​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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.
On the 21st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru itinerary planning site .

Pune to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai sightseeing planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madurai, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

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
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram vacation planner .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hawa Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip app .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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