8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tirupati trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Pune to Tirupati is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

1
day
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa ©
Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa

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 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.

Find out how to plan Madurai trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Madurai by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
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.
On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram online journey planner .

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
night
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.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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