10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  27​h
1
Chennai
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Vellore
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Dallas

1
day
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, stroll through Marina Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chennai day trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Chennai is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Dallas to Chennai. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in January: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, and then admire the striking features of Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanchipuram trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. January in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vellore.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

few
hours
Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vellore journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Vellore takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanchipuram in January, expect nights in Vellore to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
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Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, then look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Vellore to Pondicherry in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the views from Pamban bridge, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pondicherry to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari road trip planning website .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Jain Temple, Alleppey ©
Jain Temple, Alleppey

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 5th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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