11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Surat

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 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online route planner .

Surat to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

2
nights
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 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary maker tool .

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. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 29th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha vacation planning website .

You can drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Gandhi Memorial, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

1
day
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 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tirupati.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitamma Theertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sri Venkateswara National Park.

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

Drive from Rameswaram to Tirupati in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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