10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gangtok
— 1 night
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
5
Pune
— 1 night


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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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phodong Monastery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planner.

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough 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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall, and finally look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pondy Bazaar, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, thenadmire the striking features of San Thome Church, and finally shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gangtok to Chennai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Chennai, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow 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.
For shopping fun, head to Moon Stone Arts or Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sree Mahadeva Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, &more) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Travancore.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks, browse the exhibits of Mozart Art Gallery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Clay Art Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, view the masterpieces at Kumarakom Craft Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Kerala Album Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam road trip planning website.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kottayam in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kottayam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough 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

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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), stop by Studio Coppre, thensee the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pune trip itinerary builder app.

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

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