14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip planner

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Mahabalipuram
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive
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Chennai
— 1 night
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Fly
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Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive
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Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly

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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. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, then meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram visit planner.

Washington, USA to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Mahabalipuram due to the time zone difference. In March, Mahabalipuram is much hotter than Washington - with highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Mylapore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Chennai day trip planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Chennai, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, stop by Moddy's Chocolates, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

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Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in March: highs in Madurai hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Aurangabad

— 1 night

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the history at Ramakrishna Mission Aurangabad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadra Maruti, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Daulatabad Fort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Panchakki (Water Mill), admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, then take some stellar pictures from Mhaismal, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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You can fly from Madurai to Aurangabad in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in March, Aurangabad is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Shirdi

— 2 nights
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir, examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maruti Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Shantinath Digamber Jain Kaach Mandir, Shirdi and then get in on the family fun at Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi trip planning website.

You can drive from Aurangabad to Shirdi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Mumbai

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marine Drive and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Nariman Point. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowpatty Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kochu Guruvayoor Temple.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

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.

Maharashtra travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Architectural Buildings
Packed with some of India's top attractions, Maharashtra stretches from the country's western coast to its central section, encompassing equally varied landscapes and climates. Home to the most industrialized region in India, this sprawling state also boasts thriving agricultural and tourism sectors. Begin your tour of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India's commercial capital and hub of the successful Bollywood film and TV industries. Beyond this immense, cosmopolitan city, you can explore Buddhist caves, ancient temple complexes, modern beach resorts, national parks, and pleasant hill stations that the European colonists used as summer retreats.