14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Chennai (Madras)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai (Madras): Mahabalipuram (Varaha Cave Temple, Arjuna's Penance, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple, identify plant and animal life at Madras Crocodile Bank, and wander the streets of Mylapore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) online visit planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, with highs in Chennai (Madras) at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

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Mahabalipuram
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

1
day
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, make a trip to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devarajaswami Temple, then don't miss a visit to Tirrupakuzhi Vijayaraghave Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanchipuram trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Chennai (Madras) to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vellore.

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Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal ©
Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal

1
day
Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Palamathi Hills and then don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vellore driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Vellore in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tiruvannamalai.

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Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

1
day
Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai ©
Tiruvannamalai is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mystical India, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruvannamalai trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Vellore to Tiruvannamalai takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Thiruvannamalai
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Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple

2
days
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jada Tirtham, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tiruvannamalai to Rameswaram takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

2
days
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then stroll through Sunset View Point, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Marunthuval Malai and then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort.

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You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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