11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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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 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple and then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip itinerary tool .

Mumbai to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Madurai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal holiday builder site .

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

2
nights
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 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church and then play a few rounds at Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip app .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature Parks Outdoors
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munnar road trip planning app .

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 May in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

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

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Coir Museum and Revi Karunakaran Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Dominic's Cathedral (in Kottayam), Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online trip maker .

You can drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, St. Dominic's Cathedral, St. George Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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