9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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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 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai tour planner .

Mumbai to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. March in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram online route planner .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors 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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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 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip planning app .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kovalam tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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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 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Munnar road trip website .

Getting from Kovalam to Munnar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady tour builder site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4.5 hours. In March in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kochi (Cochin) using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

Plan a trip to Mysuru (Mysore) easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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