11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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Chennai
Drive
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Drive to Likir
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Likir
Drive
4
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly
6
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Fly
7
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly
8
Agra
— 1 night
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandipur
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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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chennai. In August in Chennai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 2 nights

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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Pancha Rathas and The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, and finally admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram tour planning site.

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Likir.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Likir

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Likir travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Mahabalipuram to Likir with the Route module. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Leh.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Leh — 2 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Thiksey Monastery has been added to your itinerary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leh road trip planner.

Getting from Likir to Leh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Amritsar.
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Amritsar — 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Plan a Amritsar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jaisalmer.
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Tours · Historic Sites
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Jaisalmer — 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You've now added Real Desert Man Camel Safari to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Jaisalmer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Jaipur — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Agra.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Agra — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You've now added Jahangir Mahal to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Diwan E Aam and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Agra vacation planning site.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at Mini Car Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Agra in August since evenings lows in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Bandipur on the 11th (Thu).
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Bandipur

Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Gopalaswami Betta.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bandipur road trip app.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bandipur in 2 hours. In August, Bandipur is a bit cooler than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Highlights from your trip

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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