8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kanyakumari
1
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h
End: Kanyakumari

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Kanyakumari Beach and Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanyakumari: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, and get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kanyakumari. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram route website .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai.

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Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Madurai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Family-friendly places like Wonderla Amusement Park and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll around Cubbon Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madurai to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in October, Bengaluru is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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