10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
4
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Belur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Bengaluru
— 1 night
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Change things up with a short trip to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai (Madras) itinerary planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, meet the residents at Planet Earth Aquarium, then stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, stop by Nethra Arts & Crafts Emporium, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, then contemplate the long history of Srirangapatna, and finally steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple.

For photos and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Mysuru (Mysore) by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in October; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey builder tool .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, and then admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kodagu (Coorg) online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belur.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

1
night
Belur

Belur ©
Belooru (is a Town Municipal Council and taluka in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the engineering at Yagachi Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pathaleshwara Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Belur tour site .

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Belur takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Belur

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yagachi Dam
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Yagachi Dam ©
Yagachi Dam
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Pathaleshwara Temple ©
Pathaleshwara Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Cubbon Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Belur to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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