10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip website .

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in October since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
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 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church.

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Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chennai tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Chennai by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Chennai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Paradise Beach, look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at New Church of our Lady of Lourdes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matrimandir, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, explore the activities along Hussain Sagar Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hyderabad vacation builder website .

You can fly from Pondicherry to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Hyderabad sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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