8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai (Madras) visit planner .

Jaipur to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in June, plan for slightly colder days in Chennai (Madras), with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Chennai

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwar Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Kanyakumari by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June: highs in Kanyakumari hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madurai vacation builder app .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady visit planning site .

You can drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Munnar tour planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Munnar in July; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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 2nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then shop like a local with UB City, then wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru attractions website .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in July, you will find days in Bengaluru are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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