12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Nagpur

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum. Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Kochi Beach, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Nagpur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 21.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagpur in April, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha travel route website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar online itinerary planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

Plan my day in Madurai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. April in Madurai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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 21st (Sun), explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip website .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit cooler than Madurai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, then stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum ©
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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