9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Indore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tirupati vacation planner.

Indore to Tirupati is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Tirupati

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

1
night
Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai ©
Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Virupaksha Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Thirumeeyachur Lalithambikai Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annamalaiyar Temple View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skandashramam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agini Lingam, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Arunachala Mountain.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tiruvannamalai trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Tirupati to Tiruvannamalai in 5 hours. December in Tiruvannamalai sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Thiruvannamalai, Arunachala Mountain
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Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Brihadeeshwara Temple and Jambukeswarar Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tiruchirappalli side-trips: Thanjavur (Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, see the interesting displays at Railway Heritage Centre cum Railway Museum, and make a trip to Sri Ayyappan Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tiruvannamalai to Tiruchirappalli takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tiruvannamalai in December, you will find days in Tiruchirappalli are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
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1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram tour builder .

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): stop by Jute Cottage, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal. On the next day, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madurai attractions planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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