12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Coonoor
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 23rd (Mon), get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour itinerary maker tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Omkareshwarar Temple ©
Omkareshwarar Temple

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 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) holiday builder website .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

2
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls and then head outdoors with Mandalpatti. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp.

Plan my day in Kodagu (Coorg) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Pykara Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planner .

You can drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Coonoor.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, then experience rural life at Highfield Tea Factory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coonoor trip maker website .

Coonoor is just a stone's throw from Ooty (Udhagamandalam). Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, expect nights in Coonoor to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Highfield Tea Factory ©
Highfield Tea Factory

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coonoor to Kodaikanal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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