13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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1
Chennai
— 1 night
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
4
Munnar
— 1 night
5
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
7
Kovalam
— 1 night
8
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
9
Rameswaram
— 1 night
10
Madurai
— 1 night

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 2nd (Sat): stop by Cane and Bamboo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, thenkick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Chennai hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Cane and Bamboo ©
Cane and Bamboo
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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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 4th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker tool.

Fly from Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in May; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

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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 5th (Tue): stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Higginbotham's Bookstore ©
Higginbotham's Bookstore
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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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 6th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, thenview the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munnar tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Munnar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Munnar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping Museums Parks
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

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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 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Kerala Album Art Gallery, and then stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, thenstroll through Alappuzha Beach, thenkick back and relax at Marari Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Alappuzha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chalai Bazaar, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, stop by Sarwaa, thenexamine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning website.

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mall of Travancore ©
Mall of Travancore
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, thenkick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour ©
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Kanyakumari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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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 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart, thenstroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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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 14th (Thu), look for gifts at Prema Vilas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madurai itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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