10 days in India Itinerary

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Mumbai
Fly to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Drive to Alchi
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Alchi
— 2 nights
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3
Leh
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4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Muttukadu
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Muttukadu
— 1 night
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Chennai
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7
Madurai
— 1 night
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8
Thanjavur
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9
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive
10
Thirunageswaram
Drive
11
Chidambaram
— 1 night
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12
Auroville
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13
Pondicherry
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14
Coimbatore
— 1 night
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15
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Mumbai

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 1st (Wed), head outdoors with Marine Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary builder site.

Bengaluru to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mumbai, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alchi.
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Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Alchi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alchi day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Mumbai to Alchi with the Route module. You will leave for Leh on the 3rd (Fri).
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Historic Sites
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Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 3rd (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Leh online road trip planner.

Getting from Alchi to Leh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Jaipur — 2 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Amber Palace has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace.

Before you visit Jaipur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Muttukadu.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Muttukadu — 1 night

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Muttukadu travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jaipur to Muttukadu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Chennai.
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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chennai route planning app.

You can drive from Muttukadu to Chennai in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Madurai.
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Madurai — 1 night

Athens of the East

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.
You've now added Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Madurai visit planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Thanjavur.
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Thanjavur

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Madurai to Thanjavur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.
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Kumbakonam — 1 night

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kampaheswarar Temple as well as Mahamaham tank. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamaham tank and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampaheswarar Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kumbakonam online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. September in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Thirunageswaram.
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Historic Sites
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Thirunageswaram

Your day by day itinerary now includes Uppiliappan Temple. On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Thirunageswaram vacation planner.

Thirunageswaram is very close to Kumbakonam. In September, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Chidambaram.
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Chidambaram — 1 night

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. You've now added Chidambaram Nataraja Temple to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chidambaram trip planner.

Getting from Thirunageswaram to Chidambaram by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Auroville.
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Auroville

City of Dawn

Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sadhana Forest.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auroville trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Auroville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Pondicherry.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Pondicherry

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pondicherry route builder tool.

Pondicherry is very close to Auroville. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 10th (Fri).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Queen of Hill Stations

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 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planner.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Coimbatore in September, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Nature · Parks
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India travel guide

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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.
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