8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jaipur online trip maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, Jaipur is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

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

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

1
day
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Ooty Lake and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Agra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kovalam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October; daily highs in Kovalam reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kovalam to Rameswaram in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madurai day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple

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