12 days in South India & Nagpur Itinerary

12 days in South India & Nagpur Itinerary

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12 days in South India & Nagpur Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
1
Kodaikanal
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kozhikode
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Nagpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Pune

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal road trip tool .

Nagpur to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Nagpur in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 13th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and finally look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip site .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then stop by Waltons Boutique, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of subway, taxi, and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, then browse the different shops at Focus Mall, and finally shop like a local with S.M. Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kozhikode online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Kovalam to Kozhikode with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall
Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Namdroling Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodagu (Coorg) road trip planning website .

Drive from Kozhikode to Kodagu (Coorg) in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namdroling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

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.
On the 19th (Fri), view the masterpieces at The Hobby Place, then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
The Hobby Place ©
The Hobby Place

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 20th (Sat), explore the activities along Ooty Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

2
nights
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Khindsi Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagpur Ramtek Temple, and then make a trip to Swaminarayan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sai Baba Temple, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Numismatic Art Gallery by Twentieth Century Coins, take in the exciting artwork at Sachee art gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at South Central Zone Cultural Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nagpur trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Nagpur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagpur, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagpur

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Khindsi Lake ©
Khindsi Lake
South Central Zone Cultural Centre ©
South Central Zone Cultural Centre

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