12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Goa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lucknow


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2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palolem Beach and Baga Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, explore and take pictures at Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Goa day trip planning app .

Lucknow to Goa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lucknow in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

2
nights
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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and get great views at Top Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Goa to Munnar by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kishkindha Molika Bonsai Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Planet Earth Aquarium, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Munnar to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Munnar in August, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then explore the engaging exhibits at M&N Chocolate Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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