10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  5​h
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
day
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 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madurai vacation planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

2
days
Kodaikanal

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Saleth Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then explore the activities along Berijam Lake, then go for a walk through Coaker's Walk, and finally make a trip to Poombarai Village View.

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Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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Kodaikanal Lake
Coaker's Walk
Pine Forest

2
days
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

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You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church.

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You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Brindavan Garden

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