8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Palani
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Karaikudi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 5th (Fri), browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally stop by Prema Vilas.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Madurai route site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Madurai. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palani.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Palani

Palani ©
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idumban Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Periyanayaki Amman Temple.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palani online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Palani takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madurai in July, with highs in Palani at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thiru Avinankudi Temple ©
Thiru Avinankudi Temple
Palani Hills ©
Palani Hills
Idumban Temple ©
Idumban 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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal road trip planning app .

Drive from Palani to Kodaikanal in 2 hours. Traveling from Palani in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kodaikanal, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Karaikudi.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kuzhanthai Velappar temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar 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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Koteeswara Kottaiyur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple, wander the streets of Sri Muthumari Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koviloor Aadheenam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karpagavinayagar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Karaikudi online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Karaikudi in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Karaikudi can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Karaikudi

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

1
night
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 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Karaikudi to Kumbakonam by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, look and learn at Anna Science Centre Planetarium, and then see the interesting displays at Railway Heritage Centre cum Railway Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple ©
Sri Ayyappan Temple
Anna Science Centre Planetarium ©
Anna Science Centre Planetarium

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