11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lucknow

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 14th (Sun): gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai road trip planner .

Lucknow to Madurai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Lucknow, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, 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 reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. April in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, head outdoors with Dolphin's Nose, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dynasty.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, stop by Maalgaadi, look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chennai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kodaikanal to Chennai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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