13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
1
Visakhapatnam
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Visakhapatnam

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Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Simhachalam Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kailasa Giri, and then Head underground at Borra Caves.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Visakhapatnam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

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Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
Kailasagiri ©
Kailasagiri
Simhachalam Temple ©
Simhachalam Temple

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 4th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, then stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner .

Fly from Visakhapatnam to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Chennai are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Chennai

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The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tirupati day trip tool .

You can drive from Chennai to Tirupati in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then shop like a local with UB City, then step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tirupati to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, then explore the activities along Mukurthi Dam, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Venture out of the city with trips to Munnar (Tea Museum, Tea Gardens, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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 15th (Sat): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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