11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Pune
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Lucknow
— 1 night
End: Lucknow

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally don't miss a visit to Matrimandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chunnambar Boat House, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry online driving holiday planner .

Lucknow to Pondicherry is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

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 (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Madurai trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Pondicherry to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Madurai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

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
Rameswaram

Rameswaram
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
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Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Kanyakumari on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, pause for some photo ops at 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 see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari travel route builder app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. On the next day, stroll through Shanghumukham Beach, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

3
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Pune is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, examine the collection at Darshan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, and explore the historical opulence of Aga Khan Palace.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pune route planning website .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Pune by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
ISKCON NVCC Temple ©
ISKCON NVCC Temple

1
night
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Hazratganj, don't miss a visit to Chowk, contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, then admire the landmark architecture of Bara Imambara, and finally examine the collection at The Residency. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden and then walk around Dr. Ambedkar Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucknow trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Pune to Lucknow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden ©
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

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