This itinerary focuses on South India and its rich cultural heritage, history and spiritual significance. The itinerary can be adjusted as per one’s preference, but it gives a glimpse of the rich heritage of South India. It is also recommended to check the train schedules, accommodation availability and any other specific requirements before finalizing the itinerary. Here is a sample 14-day trip plan to India:
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi and spend the day exploring the city’s famous monuments, such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Qutub Minar.
Day 2: Take an early morning train to Agra to visit the iconic Taj Mahal. Afterwards, visit the Agra Fort and Itimad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb.
Day 3: Take a train to Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. Visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the Hawa Mahal.
Day 4: Take a day trip to the nearby Amber Fort, and spend the evening exploring the colorful markets and bazaars of Jaipur.
Day 5: Take a flight or train to Mumbai, and spend the day exploring the city’s famous landmarks such as Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and Elephanta Caves.
Day 6: Take a day trip to the nearby Elephanta Caves or visit the film city, Bollywood.
Day 7: Depart from Mumbai and fly back home or continue your journey in India.
Day 8: Arrive in Chennai and spend the day exploring the city’s famous landmarks, such as Fort St. George, Kapaleeswarar Temple, and Government Museum.
Day 9: Take a train to Pondicherry, also known as the French Riviera of the East. Visit the Auroville ashram, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and the beaches of the town.
Day 10: Take a train to Mahabalipuram, known for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed group of monuments. Visit the Shore Temple, Five Rathas, and the Pancha Pandava Rathas.
Day 11: Take a train to Trichy, known for its rich history and culture. Visit the Rock Fort Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and the Jambukeswarar Temple.
Day 12: Take a train to Madurai, known for its ancient temples, such as the Meenakshi Temple, Alagar Temple, and the Thirumalai Nayak Palace.
Day 13: Take a train to Rameswaram, known for its unique location on an island. Visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple and the Kothandaramaswamy Temple.
Day 14: Take a train back to Chennai and depart for your next destination or fly back home.
Please note that this is just a sample itinerary and it can be adjusted to your preferences and interests. Also, it’s a good idea to double-check the train and flight schedules as well as the availability of the monuments and other places you want to visit.