8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
2
Thanjavur
— Few hours
3
Madurai
— 1 night
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
5
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night

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Kumbakonam

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. You can also drive. 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.

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Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

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Thanjavur

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.

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Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple

1
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Madurai

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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Munnar

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 Tea Gardens. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Madurai to Munnar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madurai in December: highs in Munnar hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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Tiruchirappalli

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

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Samayapuram Mariamman Temple ©
Samayapuram Mariamman Temple
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam ©
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam
Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple ©
Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple

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