9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

few
hours
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 31st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online attractions planner .

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you will find days in Madurai are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram day trip app .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

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.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online trip planner .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

2
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Namdroling Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Nagarhole National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kodagu (Coorg) road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park
Highlights from your plan
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Nagarhole National Park ©
Nagarhole National Park

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