13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goa
— 3 nights
Fly

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Madurai

— 2 nights

Athens of the East

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madurai journey planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, Madurai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Madurai to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Coimbatore

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga and then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Coimbatore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coonoor (All Saints Church & Sim`s Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, stop by Moddy's Chocolates, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple.

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You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, stroll through Palolem Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio, and look for gifts at Moosa Tea & Coffee Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Goa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in March, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Goa: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.