13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally stroll through Cubbon Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip site .

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then examine the collection at R K Narayan House, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

2
nights
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 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Dolphin's Nose, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip app .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, with highs in Kodaikanal at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agnitheertham, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram travel planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. April in Madurai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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