9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  2 h
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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day
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai itinerary planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mumbai. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman 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.
For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari day trip tool .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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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 23rd (Wed): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip tool .

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 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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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 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Prema Vilas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madurai online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Fri), shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar tour planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

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