8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip app .

Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

2
nights
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 25th (Sun): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram road trip site .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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

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 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari day trip app .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) visit planner .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Kochi (Cochin) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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