13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 24th (Fri), make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige).

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) day trip planner .

Chandigarh to Kodagu (Coorg) is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Namdroling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akkanabasadi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

1
night
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 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, and then admire all the interesting features of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Nehru Stadium, browse the different shops at Prozone Mall, and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Visit Paradise Beach and Serenity Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Pondicherry with a short trip to Silver Beach in Cuddalore, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Auro Beach, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, and stroll through Rock Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry online trip planner .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Pondicherry in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Silver Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Elliot's Beach, then stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and then take a stroll through Fort St. George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, and then take a stroll through Mylapore.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chennai (Madras) journey site .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Chennai (Madras) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chennai

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

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), take a stroll through Malleswaram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then steep yourself in history at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and finally wander the streets of Basavanagudi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, and finally wander the streets of Commercial Street.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in September, things will get slightly colder in Bengaluru: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

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