11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
drive:  6​h
1
Tirupati
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
8
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tirupati road trip planning website .

New Delhi to Tirupati is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Vellore.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple

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Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nemili Sri Bala Peetam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Somanadha Paashaana Lingeswarar Temple, then steep yourself in history at Vellore Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalakandeswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virinjipuram Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vellore travel planner .

You can drive from Tirupati to Vellore in 3 hours. May in Vellore sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Vellore Fort ©
Vellore Fort

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day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram day trip planner.

Drive from Vellore to Rameswaram in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal.

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

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Indian Industries ©
Indian Industries

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop ©
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 31st (Fri), get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online tour planner .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, stop by Kerala Crafts, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thekkady route planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madurai driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Ethnic Photography, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Chennai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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