12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Amritsar

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally look for gifts at India House. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Amritsar. In November, daytime highs in Amritsar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally stroll around Cubbon Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amritsar to Bengaluru in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amritsar in November since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Promenade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Pichavaram, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then enjoy the sea views from Pondicherry Lighthouse, and finally admire the striking features of Matrimandir.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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Side Trips

Pichavaram, Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardini Cave, Sea Shore Temple, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and look for gifts at Pure Pearls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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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 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Thread Garden, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake. On your second day here, look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Government Botanical Garden, Thread Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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