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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then look for gifts at Prema Vilas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madurai trip builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Palani.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Spas

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 in the spiritual surroundings of Periyanayaki Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palani Murugan Temple.

Make your Palani itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Madurai to Palani in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Madurai in July, expect Palani to be slightly colder, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Thiru Avinankudi Temple ©
Thiru Avinankudi 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.
On the 8th (Mon), look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

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

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

1
night
Karaikudi

Karaikudi ©
Karaikudi is a municipality in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karpagavinayagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Koteeswara Kottaiyur Temple, don't miss a visit to Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple, then take a stroll through Sri Muthumari Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koviloor Aadheenam.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Karaikudi tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Karaikudi in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Karaikudi are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time 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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Karaikudi to Kumbakonam in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli vacation tool .

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple ©
Sri Ayyappan Temple
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam ©
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam

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