10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Munnar
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Pondicherry
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 6th (Sun), explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning tool .

Ahmedabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for little chillier days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

1
day
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Munnar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, expect Munnar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, explore the activities along Veli Tourist Village, and then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

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
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram day trip planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
day
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, then stop by Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, and finally make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry trip planning app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Pondicherry in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Chennai

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

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night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Tumbhuru Teertham, contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tirupati using our trip planner.

You can drive from Chennai to Tirupati in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tumbhuru Teertham ©
Tumbhuru Teertham
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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