13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) travel route tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, then make a trip to Kumaranalloor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kumarakom trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kumarakom in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, with highs in Kumarakom at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kottayam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

3
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 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Top Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

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Drive from Kumarakom to Munnar in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip builder website .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam travel route planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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