11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Palani
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore trip maker .

Mumbai to Coimbatore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Coimbatore, with lows of 26°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

1
day
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Guruvayur trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Guruvayur in 3.5 hours. In July in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore
For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planner.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Coimbatore in July, plan for little chillier days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, expect nights in Coimbatore to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. You will leave for Madurai on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, then make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip app .

Getting from Coimbatore to Madurai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madurai when traveling from Coimbatore in July, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Kalamegaperumal Temple ©
Kalamegaperumal Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin's Nose and Dolmen Circle. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, look for gifts at Danish Display, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Palani.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

few
hours
Palani

Palani
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Palani holiday maker .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Palani in 2 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in July, expect Palani to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 26°C. You'll set off for Coimbatore on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites Parks Nature

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velliangiri Mountains, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Velliangiri Andavar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramar Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palani to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Velliangiri Andavar Temple ©
Velliangiri Andavar Temple
Velliangiri Mountains ©
Velliangiri Mountains

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