9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  4​h
1
Madikeri
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Bengaluru
— 1 night
End: Bengaluru


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1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 20th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri vacation planning tool .

Bengaluru to Madikeri is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubare Elephant Camp, Namdroling Monastery
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Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online road trip planner .

Getting from Madikeri to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kovalam online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Sunset View Point, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari visit planner .

You can take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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 25th (Wed), snap pictures at Pamban bridge, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram tour planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Historic Sites 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

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip maker site .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

Plan my trip to Guruvayur with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Madurai to Guruvayur by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Guruvayur

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

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night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 28th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bengaluru online tour itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guruvayur to Bengaluru. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guruvayur in December: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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