8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Udupi
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Udupi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
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Velankanni
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  2​h
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Udupi

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Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Udupi sightseeing website .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Mangalore International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Udupi

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Manipal, St. Mary's Island
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Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

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Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sikkal Singaravelar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Velankanni route tool .

Explore your travel options from Udupi to Velankanni with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sikkal Singaravelar Temple
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram day trip website .

You can drive from Velankanni to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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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 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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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 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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