8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thanjavur
— Few hours
Drive
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
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Kumbakonam

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaham tank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kumbakonam online driving holiday planner.

Chennai to Kumbakonam is an approximately 6-hour car ride. In December in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

few
hours
Thanjavur

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur online tour planner.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Madurai

Athens of the East

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 find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Munnar on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Transportation

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nights
Munnar

Southern Spice

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.
Bring the kids along to Mattupetty Dam and Photo Point. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munnar online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Madurai to Munnar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Madurai in December, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Rockfort City

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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the engineering at Kallanai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samayapuram Mariamman Temple.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Munnar to Tiruchirappalli in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Tiruchirappalli are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.