13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Ahmedabad
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
train + bus:  2​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

few
hours
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ahmedabad trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Ahmedabad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Munnar on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 2nd (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munnar online travel route planner .

Getting from Ahmedabad to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Munnar: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Family-friendly places like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Poovar Island will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple, and kick back and relax at Thumba Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

Plan trip to Kanyakumari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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 7th (Mon): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram holiday 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 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madurai tour site .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Madurai to Pondicherry by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tirupati.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade

1
night
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 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, then explore the activities along Vaikuntha Teertham, and finally steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tirupati road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Tirupati takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Tirupati

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tumbhuru Teertham ©
Tumbhuru Teertham
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Peddamma Temple and then find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad online trip maker .

Getting from Tirupati to Hyderabad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple ©
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and finally make a trip to Dhobi Ghat. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar, and finally get your game on at Flight 4 Fantasy Mumbai.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai online trip builder .

You can fly from Hyderabad to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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