8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Coimbatore
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planner.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in March, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple. On your second day here, stroll through Sunset View Point, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Rameswaram

— 1 night
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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Madurai

— 1 night

Athens of the East

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 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours · Historic Sites

Coimbatore

— 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 27th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore route planner.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour website.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

Side Trip