10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly:  3​h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Visakhapatnam

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner .

Visakhapatnam to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Chennai, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Chennai

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

2
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Tumbhuru Teertham, contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, admire the engineering at Kalyani Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tirupati itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Tirupati takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 7th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, shop like a local with UB City, then step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru journey planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tirupati to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

2
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Pykara Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in June: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): go for a walk through Coakers Walk, admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally stop by Dynasty.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Bryant Park ©
Bryant Park
Dynasty ©
Dynasty

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai vacation maker .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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