9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madurai day trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Madurai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sunset View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, then explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

Discover how to plan a Kanyakumari trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and finally stroll through Hawa Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam online road trip planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Swiftlet Cave Munnar and Chinnakanel Water Falls. Visit C.S.I Christ Church and Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre for their historical value. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and explore the ancient world of Muniyara - Anakottapara park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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