11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
10
Tirupati
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Chennai
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry online vacation planner .

New Delhi to Pondicherry is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple and then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Tiruchirappalli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai route planner.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip builder app .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

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 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Varkala.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Varkala holiday site .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Varkala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Varkala to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Munnar

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Bull Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Bangalore, Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Munnar in December; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Bull Temple ©
Bull Temple

1
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.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tirupati road trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Tirupati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

1
day
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) road trip planner.

Getting from Tirupati to Chennai (Madras) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Chennai (Madras) sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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