9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner .

Mumbai to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli road trip site .

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam ©

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the views from Pamban bridge, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally stroll through Kanyakumari Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari tour app .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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

3
nights
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala Town (Kappil Beach, Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, & more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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