10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rehabilitation Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker app .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in December since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 31st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Kalinka Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Serenity Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry road trip site .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Serenity Beach ©
Serenity Beach

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 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madurai online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip maker website .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Government Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kanyakumari to Chennai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kanyakumari in January, Chennai is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

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

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