33 days in India Itinerary

33 days in India Itinerary

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33 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
7
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
9
Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Chennai

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Cinemas as well as Sea Shore Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip builder site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chennai. In August, daytime highs in Chennai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

3
nights
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.
South India Tours and Travels has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli trip app .

Getting from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Brihadeeshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
South India Tours and Travels ©
South India Tours and Travels

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, stop by The Cocoa Bean, delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, and make a trip to Poombarai Village View.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kodaikanal fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kodaikanal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Tiruchirappalli, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Madurai.

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

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madurai: Karpagavinayagar Temple (in Karaikudi) and Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To plan Madurai vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Karpagavinayagar Temple, Palani Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Walking tours

2
nights
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 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Sunset View Point, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum.

Discover how to plan a Kanyakumari trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in September, expect nights in Kanyakumari to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Leh trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kanyakumari to Leh takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Sim`s Park in Coonoor--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planning tool .

Getting from Leh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Sim`s Park
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the views from Pamban bridge, stroll through Villoondi Tirtham, and kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram itinerary planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Rameswaram by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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

3
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, admire the striking features of Sani Monastery, and admire the verdant scenery at Nakpochu Valley.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kargil trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rameswaram to Kargil. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

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