9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

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Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madurai, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari sightseeing website .

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

1
night
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 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seerkazhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thanjavur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thanjavur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Seerkazhi ©
Seerkazhi
Swami Malai Temple ©
Swami Malai Temple

1
night
Chidambaram

Chidambaram ©
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiruvetkalam Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirunallurpperumanam Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chidambaram trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Chidambaram takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple ©
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest ©
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Mahabalipuram takes 3.5 hours. In November in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, stroll through Marina Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, then contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thennanagur Perumaal Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kanchipuram trip planner .

You can drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

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