10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Chennai (Madras)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
New Delhi

1
day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple).

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New Delhi to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

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You can drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 16th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

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

2
days
Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 17th (Wed), wander the streets of Fort St. George, wander the streets of Mylapore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at MadrasCrocodileBank, examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, and then get lost in a book at The Anna Centenary Library.

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Getting from Madurai to Chennai (Madras) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Chennai (Madras), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwar Temple

2
days
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, kick back and relax at Auro Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

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You can drive from Chennai (Madras) to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Matrimandir
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Auro Beach ©
Auro Beach
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

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