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
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Madurai Inhabitants as well as Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then get the lay of the land with Madurai Inhabitants.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai route builder .

Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, Madurai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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 16th (Sat), get great views at Sunset View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari tour planner .

Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thanjavur day trip planning app .

Drive from Rameswaram to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

1
night
Chidambaram

Chidambaram ©
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thillai Kali Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chidambaram trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Thanjavur to Chidambaram in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest ©
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple ©
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Thillai Kali Amman Temple ©
Thillai Kali Amman Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Chidambaram to Mahabalipuram in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Government Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally stroll through Besant Nagar Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Chennai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekambareshvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram itinerary builder app .

Drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. November in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

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