13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Muscat

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Muscat, Oman to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in October, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Snehatheeram Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Guruvayur sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guruvayur to Kanyakumari. In October in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madurai trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple

1
night
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 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at New Church of our Lady of Lourdes.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Pondicherry takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Serenity Beach ©
Serenity Beach

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip maker app .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, then steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kanchipuram trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 26th (Sat), kick back and relax at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chennai holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Chennai takes 2 hours. October in Chennai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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