11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Kanadukathan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Budapest

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goa day trip planner

Budapest, Hungary to Goa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Budapest to Goa, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Goa is much warmer than Budapest - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort St. George.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai (Madras) vacation maker

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Chennai (Madras) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goa in December: highs in Chennai (Madras) hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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 30th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

Plan trip to Pondicherry with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Pondicherry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanadukathan.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade

1
night
Kanadukathan

Kanadukathan
Kanadukathan is a Town Panchayat in the Karaikudi Taluk of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.DemographicsIn 2001, Kanadukathan had a population of 4,795 people. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kanadukathan trip itinerary planning site

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kanadukathan takes 5 hours. December in Kanadukathan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanadukathan

Historic Sites

few
hours
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip tool

Traveling by car from Kanadukathan to Madurai takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Periyar Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planning website

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Appreciate the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hill Palace of Tripunithura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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