14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

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 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

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Ahmedabad to Tirupati is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kanchipuram travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Tirupati to Kanchipuram by car takes about 3 hours. July in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

2
nights
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 10th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram vacation maker site .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then stroll through Marina Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Chennai online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

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

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip planner .

You can fly from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tiruchirappalli are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort
St. Joseph's Church ©
St. Joseph's Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip builder website .

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tiruchirappalli in July, you will find days in Madurai are a bit cooler (40°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get great views at Sunset View Point, then admire the sheer force of Kaalikesam Waterfalls, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari road trip tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Elephant Rehabilitation Centre. Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sarkara Devi Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Kappil Beach, Varkala Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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