13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary app .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal day trip planner.

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munnar trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Jew Town and then make a trip to Princess Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip site .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In March in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple and then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram road trip planning app .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple ©
Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple
Erunbeeswarer Temple ©
Erunbeeswarer Temple

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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 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then look for gifts at Nethra Arts & Crafts Emporium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mysuru (Mysore), use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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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