9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 1 day
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Fly
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Goa
— 2 nights
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Madurai

— 3 nights

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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Madurai online holiday builder.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Madurai. You'll set off for Coimbatore on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Coimbatore

— 1 day

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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Velliangiri Mountains.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coimbatore online road trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Moddy's Chocolates. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Goa

— 2 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Goa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

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.