8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Coimbatore
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip itinerary maker app .

New Delhi to Coimbatore is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Coimbatore: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toKodaikanal.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal tour planner .

Getting from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

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.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip maker website .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam ©
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

2
nights
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 Gandhamadhana Parvatham. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban 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.
On the 11th (Wed), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari sightseeing planner .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Kovalam tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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