9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanchipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planner .

Hyderabad to Chennai is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Chennai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai online trip planner .

You can fly from Chennai to Madurai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Madurai are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madurai in January, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 78°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple

3
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Varadharaja Perumal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kachabeshwarar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikunta Perumal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, then make a trip to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruthani Murugan Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kanchipuram with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January, with highs in Kanchipuram at 86°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kanchi Ganesha Temple, Thiruthani Murugan Temple
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Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Thiruthani Murugan Temple ©
Thiruthani Murugan Temple

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