8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Karaikudi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Garbarakshambigai Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suriyanar Koil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaham tank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kathiramangalam Vana Durga Temple.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kumbakonam trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kumbakonam is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kumbakonam is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July: highs in Kumbakonam hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Garbarakshambigai Temple, Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Lourdes Church , then buy something for everyone on your list at Femina Shopping Mall, and finally examine the collection at Railway Heritage Centre cum Railway Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli trip planner .

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. In July in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karaikudi.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple
Arulmigu Mariamman Temple ©
Arulmigu Mariamman Temple

1
night
Karaikudi

Karaikudi ©
Karaikudi is a municipality in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Koteeswara Kottaiyur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koviloor Aadheenam, wander the streets of Sri Muthumari Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Karpagavinayagar Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karaikudi road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Karaikudi takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Karaikudi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple ©
Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple
Karpagavinayagar Temple ©
Karpagavinayagar Temple

1
night
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 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake, and finally look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves.

Discover how to plan a Kodaikanal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Karaikudi to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Karaikudi in July, you will find days in Kodaikanal are little chillier (40°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Kuzhanthai Velappar temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar temple
Spas

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Hajeemoosa, then buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and then examine the collection at Madurai Government Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai online attractions planner .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

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