10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Pune
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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1
night
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phodong Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok online trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Phodong Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Phodong Monastery ©
Phodong Monastery

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, then browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and finally look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Pondy Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chennai tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Chennai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Cane and Bamboo ©
Cane and Bamboo
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Moon Stone Arts and Mall of Travancore. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, & more) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Napier Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Getting from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks, then view the masterpieces at Mozart Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, then take an in-depth tour of Kumarakom Craft Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Album Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kottayam takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Kottayam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kumarakom
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Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple ©
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

1
night
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Studio Coppre, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pune trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kottayam to Pune. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Phule Market ©
Phule Market
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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