13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Kovalam
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
8
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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): look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the galleries of M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planner .

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Chennai hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery.

Plan my trip to Mysuru (Mysore) with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in May: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip tool .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): temperatures range from 40°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
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), take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

Find out how to plan Munnar trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Munnar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Kerala Album Art Gallery, and then look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Alappuzha attractions website .

Traveling by bus from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Chalai Bazaar, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally browse the different shops 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, then stop by Sarwaa, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore.

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

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can 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 ©

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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.
Start 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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam route planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Sunset View Point, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Kanyakumari by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. May in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Prema Vilas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

To plan Madurai vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°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
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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