9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Tirupati
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h
6
Raipur
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Bhubaneswar

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tirupati road trip planner.

Bhubaneswar to Tirupati is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Raya Gopura, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and then stroll through Besant Nagar Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chennai tour site .

Getting from Tirupati to Chennai by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Chennai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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
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 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
night
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamaya Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Raipur route tool .

Explore your travel options from Kanyakumari to Raipur with the Route module. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raipur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kevalya Dham Jain Temple ©
Kevalya Dham Jain Temple

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