9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Fly
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive
2
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Bus to Periyakulam, Taxi to Kodaikanal
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
7
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly
8
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive

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Mysuru (Mysore)

— 1 day

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mahabaleshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at Gully Tours.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) road trip app.

Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Madikeri

— 1 night
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, then head outdoors with Mandalpatti, then admire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madikeri vacation maker site.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Madikeri

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chikmagalur

— 1 night

Coffee Land

Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt, and finally admire the sheer force of Shankar Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Madikeri to Chikmagalur in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Bengaluru

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, visit Basavanagudi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukke Subramanya Sri Raghavendra Matha. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and finally visit Malleswaram.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru road trip website.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. January in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Tours

Thekkady

— 1 night
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Kodaikanal

— 1 night

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Church, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then hike along 80 Mile Round, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kodaikanal trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Thekkady to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Coimbatore

— 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Shopping

Mahabalipuram

— 1 night
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram itinerary tool.

Fly from Coimbatore to Mahabalipuram in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.

Tamil Nadu travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.