12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Kolhapur
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Madikeri
— 3 nights
bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  8​h 30​min
4
Mangalore
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Goa
— 2 nights
train:  12​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rankala Lake and then admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kolhapur holiday builder website .

Mumbai to Kolhapur is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rankala Lake ©
Rankala Lake
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 29th (Tue), tee off at Belur Golf Course and then get outside with Mandalpatti. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madikeri vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kolhapur to Madikeri in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Belur Golf Course, Dubare Elephant Camp
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.
On the 31st (Thu), explore the activities along Mukurthi Dam, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then examine the collection at Tea Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mangalore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

1
night
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panambur Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mangalore visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mangalore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Mangalore

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Narayani Prasanna, kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, and admire the striking features of Se Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mangalore in November, expect nights in Goa to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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