8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
Guruvayur
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
6
Thekkady
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Rameswaram
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dubai

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for much colder days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Marina Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip maker tool .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chennai, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

Plan my day in Kanchipuram using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham ©
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

1
night
Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai
To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvannamalai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Thiruvannamalai takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kanchipuram in July: highs in Thiruvannamalai hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. You will leave for Guruvayur on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Parks Historic Sites Tours

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Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To plan Guruvayur vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Thiruvannamalai to Guruvayur. July in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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day
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 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
day
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 26th (Fri): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Rameswaram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madurai route planner.

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

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