17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  4​h
1
Salem
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Palakkad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kodungallur
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Bengaluru

7
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Family-friendly places like 32-km Loop Road and Big Lake will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Salem side-trips: Yercaud (Deer Park, Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple, & more), Hogenakkal Falls (in Dharmapuri) and Anjaneya Temple (in Namakkal). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramar Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salem trip planner .

Bengaluru to Salem is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yercaud, Hogenakkal Falls, Anjaneya Temple
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Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple
32-km Loop Road ©
32-km Loop Road
Big Lake ©
Big Lake

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Salem to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palakkad.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

3
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Tipu Sultan Fort, then admire the engineering at Malampuzha Dam, and finally admire the engineering at Malampuzha Garden and Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Nelliyampathy Hills and then steep yourself in history at Seethargundu Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Palakkad trip site .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Palakkad takes 4 hours. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Palakkad, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodungallur.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Malampuzha Dam ©
Malampuzha Dam
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint

1
day
Kodungallur

Kodungallur ©
Kodungallur, is a municipality in the South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikode Munakkal Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple.

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You can drive from Palakkad to Kodungallur in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kodungallur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kodungallur

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple ©
Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
Azhikode Munakkal Beach ©
Azhikode Munakkal Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kodungallur to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. In October in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Varkala Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and The Art of India (in Varkala Town). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Poovar Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey builder website .

Take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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