9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Madikeri
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
6
Goa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 16th (Wed), go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then browse for treasures at Dynasty, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal day trip planning app.

New Delhi to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. In September in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Dynasty ©
Dynasty

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Alappuzha in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alappuzha in September; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, admire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madikeri travel planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Devaragundi Falls
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 22nd (Tue), browse the exhibits of AUGUSTIN Studio & Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tortoise Rock. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goa road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Madikeri to Goa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Tortoise Rock ©
Tortoise Rock

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