8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In August, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect Madurai to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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 12th (Mon): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam (about 40 minutes away). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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