9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mysore District
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Madurai road trip planning tool .

Ahmedabad to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Madurai: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches 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
day
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 (Tue): stop by The Cocoa Bean, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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 23rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Thread Garden, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is little chillier than Kodaikanal - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysore District.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thread Garden
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then appreciate the history behind Sri Nandi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akkanabasadi Temple. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

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

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysore District in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Mysore District are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysore District

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

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