12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Drive:  19​h
1
Goa
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Mysore District
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pallivasal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Vijayawada


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then stroll through Palolem Beach. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Tirupati Balaji Padmavati Temple and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goa day trip planner.

Vijayawada to Goa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Vijayawada in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mysore District.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

1
night
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysore District trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Mysore District takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Goa in June: high temperatures in Mysore District hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysore District

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

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 7th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

Planning Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mysore District to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then stroll through Mararikulam Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha road trip planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Alappuzha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Alappuzha: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Punnamada Lake
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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night
Pallivasal

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. On the 10th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Swiftlet Cave Munnar, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and finally view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Pallivasal day trip planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Pallivasal in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Pallivasal

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple), then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal day trip website .

You can drive from Pallivasal to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

1
night
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 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madurai travel route builder .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. June in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

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night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, then steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli trip maker .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

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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 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Pondicherry takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Pondicherry Lighthouse ©
Pondicherry Lighthouse

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