11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Tirupati
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Surat

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tirumala Temple and Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple and ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple and contemplate the waterfront views at Chakra Teertham.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tirupati journey app .

Surat to Tirupati is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
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Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Srivari Mettu ©
Srivari Mettu

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 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madurai attractions planner.

Fly from Tirupati to Madurai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Madurai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar 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 (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then stroll through Ariyaman Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Lakkam Waterfalls, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munnar road trip site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Munnar by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Climbing Tours

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, make a trip to Camp Hanuman Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dada Bhagwan Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ahmedabad vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Ahmedabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Munnar in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ahmedabad: temperatures range from 50°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dada Bhagwan Temple ©
Dada Bhagwan Temple
Camp Hanuman Mandir ©
Camp Hanuman Mandir

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