8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  8​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Madurai
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
End: Pune

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 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip website .

Pune to Madurai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal tour itinerary site .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

1
night
Madurai

Madurai
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for Rameswaram on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip maker tool .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

2
nights
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.
To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vattakottai Fort ©
Vattakottai Fort

few
hours
Madurai

Madurai
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 31st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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