8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanyakumari
Drive
4
Thiruchendur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 1 day
Drive
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Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hyderabad

— 1 night

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Temple, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hyderabad online trip builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hyderabad. In December, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Museums

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 1 night

Evergreen City of India

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 27th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Kanyakumari

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari holiday app.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruchendur.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites

Thiruchendur

— 2 nights
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thiruchendur planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruchendur takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thiruchendur

Historic Sites

Rameswaram

— 1 day
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

Find out how to plan Rameswaram trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Thiruchendur to Rameswaram in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Thanjavur

— 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thanjavur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll set off for Kumbakonam on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Kumbakonam

— 1 day
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Madurai

— 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Madurai takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums