13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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Chennai
— 1 night
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
8
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Injambakkam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarupadai Veedu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramakrishna Math.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner.

Mysuru (Mysore) to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, expect Chennai to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Injambakkam ©
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Injambakkam
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple
Sri Ramakrishna Math ©
Sri Ramakrishna Math

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Varadaraja Perumal Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
Scuba & Snorkeling
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

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

Getting from Pondicherry to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Museums
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Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House ©
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, then kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip maker site.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Samudra Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Spas & Wellness

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Alappuzha Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Periyar National Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambukeswarar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lourdes Church .

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli trip builder.

You can drive from Thekkady to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
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Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple ©
Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple

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