13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Madikeri
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cherthala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
9
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
10
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Jabalpur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour site .

Jabalpur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jabalpur in July; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

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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 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) journey planner .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then make a trip to Dasara Dibba, then steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hampi planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hampi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in July, with highs in Hampi at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 24th (Wed), get outside with Mandalpatti and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madikeri day trip site .

Getting from Hampi to Madikeri by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Madikeri

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) attractions site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Madikeri to Kochi (Cochin) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cherthala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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night
Cherthala

Cherthala ©
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cherthala tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Cherthala takes an hour. In July in Cherthala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Cherthala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally explore the galleries of Green land spice garden.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip app .

Traveling by car from Cherthala to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Munnar online trip builder .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. July in Munnar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 31st (Wed), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram visit planning website .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Madurai are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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