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I am planning for a south India road trip in late April- 2019.

 

I will be starting from Hyderabad and would like to cover madurai, rameswaram, kodaikanal, kanyakumari and anything else across the same route. 

 

 Need your expert guidance for this trip. I will be travelling with my wife and 7 yr old kid on Tata Nexon. 

 I need help in the best route to follow, hotels to stay etc..

 

Thanks.

Krishna

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:41 PM, Krishnan said:

 

 I need help in the best route to follow, hotels to stay etc..

 

Hi @Krishnan, Firstly I would like to congratulate you for your plan to do this long drive with your family. 

 

How many days days are you planning to do this in? Depending on the number of days, you will have to chose the route 

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Will be starting from Hyderabad on 19th March and can spend time till 28th April.

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:41 PM, Krishnan said:

Need your expert guidance for this trip.

 

You can add Munnar to your plan.
It is a must visit place. 

 

While driving back you can either cover places around Kochi (kerala back waters)

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You can cover places around Chennai (Ponid, Mahabaleshwar etc)

 

I would suggest you to take Kochi route. 

You can cover Munnar/Alapuzza

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:41 PM, Krishnan said:

I am planning for a south India road trip in late April- 2019.

 

I will be starting from Hyderabad and would like to cover madurai, rameswaram, kodaikanal, kanyakumari and anything else across the same route. 

 

 Need your expert guidance for this trip. I will be travelling with my wife and 7 yr old kid on Tata Nexon. 

 I need help in the best route to follow, hotels to stay etc..

 

Thanks.

Krishna

You can add Trichy/Srirangam and Tanjavur in the list with little deviation from NH 44

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You should consider Pondicherry as it can be enroute and about an hour drive down south from Pony, consider Pichavaram Mangrove boat ride.

Mahabalipuram temples on the coast before you reach Kanyakumari and Danushkodi.

 

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I would do something like this:
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If you decide the no. of days and must visit place in your itinerary,  we can suggest you hotels/places.

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34 minutes ago, Ranger said:

I would do something like this:
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If you decide the no. of days and must visit place in your itinerary,  we can suggest you hotels/places.

 

The circuit shared by @Ranger looks perfect for a 10 day road trip. You should consider doing that..

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Wish we had a bridge from Danushkodi to Srilanka. 

Don't miss Danushkodi in your drive. 

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11 hours ago, Ranger said:

I would do something like this:
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If you decide the no. of days and must visit place in your itinerary,  we can suggest you hotels/places.

This is some thing what I would like to plan if I go on a similar drive. Yes the same can be customised depending on individual taste and interest

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17 hours ago, uday said:

Wish we had a bridge from Danushkodi to Srilanka

 

I always had this thought but don't know why it hasn't worked this way till now with the governments. :D 

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:41 PM, Krishnan said:

I am planning for a south India road trip in late April- 2019.

 

Did you fix the plan? 

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:41 PM, Krishnan said:

I am planning for a south India road trip in late April- 2019.

 

I will be starting from Hyderabad and would like to cover madurai, rameswaram, kodaikanal, kanyakumari and anything else across the same route. 

 

 Need your expert guidance for this trip. I will be travelling with my wife and 7 yr old kid on Tata Nexon. 

 I need help in the best route to follow, hotels to stay etc..

 

Thanks.

Krishna

Hello Krishnan,

 

I did a 7 days trip in 2016 to SOUTH INDIA . My main aim was not to rush and spend sufficient time in each place to cover almost every tourist destination . I was the SOLO DRIVER in the entire trip and I traveled with my Family (PARENTs,SPOUSE & my two Daughters)  My Itnery was as below.

 

1. HYDERABAD TO BANGALORE (NIGHT HALT IN BANGALORE)

2. BANGALORE TO MADURAI (NIGHT HALT IN MADURAI) 

3. MADURAI TO RAMESWARAM (NIGHT HALT IN  RAMESWARAM)

4. RAMESWARAM TO KANYAKUMARI ( 2 NIGHT HALT IN KANYAKUMARI)

5. KANYAKUMARI TO BANGALORE (1 NIGHT HALT IN BANGALORE)

6. BANGALORE TO HYDERABAD

 

Though I Traveled by my CAR to In MADURAI, RAMESWARAM and KANYAKUMARI  but  I had booked LOCAL TAXIs (TRAVERA)  in each place to visit all tourist places to save time and concentrate on sight seeing rather than struggling on city traffics.There are many many tourist places in these destinations to be covered and the sequence in which each tourist places to be covered is very important to save time .  So I preferred to hire local TAXIs in each of these destinations. In MADURAI , RAMESWARAM & KANYAKUMARI , I paid Rs 7500/- Total for complete sight seeing.

 

Thanks 

BORNDRIVER

 

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