14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Chennai (Madras)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Chennai (Madras)

2
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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai (Madras) trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chennai (Madras). In February, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tirupati.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwar Temple

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple and then contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirupati trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chennai (Madras) to Tirupati in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tirupati can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, wander the streets of Mattancherry, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Top Station, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Munnar online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. March in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
days
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 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

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Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai route builder site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple

1
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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 10th (Sat): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip builder website .

You can drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kovalam.

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
days
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 (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stop by Keralashopee, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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