12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
11
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Jabalpur

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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 22nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip maker tool .

Jabalpur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jabalpur in July; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head outdoors with Mandalpatti and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madikeri online trip itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, then don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi road trip planning website .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hampi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in July, with highs in Hampi at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hampi to Munnar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Thekkady fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder .

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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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.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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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 31st (Wed): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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