10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Mangalore
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Madikeri
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 45​min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kolhapur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and then cruise along Marine Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mumbai journey builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mumbai. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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hours
Mangalore

Mangalore
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Panambur Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Mumbai to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mangalore, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mangalore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mangalore in October, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Get out of town with these interesting Madikeri side-trips: Mysuru (Mysore) (Sea Shell Museum & Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) and Belur Golf Course (in Belur). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, get outside with Mandalpatti, take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Madikeri online attractions planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Goa.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore), Belur Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

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nights
Goa

Goa ©
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 3rd (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball and then stroll through Palolem Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Madikeri to Goa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

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night
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Siddhagiri Museum, kick back and relax at Nagaon Beach, then contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Panhala Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jyotiba Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rankala Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kolhapur online day trip planner .

Getting from Goa to Kolhapur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nagaon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nagaon Beach ©
Nagaon Beach
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum

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