13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, and admire the striking features of Bull Temple.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru planner .

Mumbai to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for little chillier nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, appreciate the history behind French War Memorial, take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Matrimandir, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Chunnambar Boat House.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
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 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip builder website .

Drive from Pondicherry to Rameswaram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Spas & Wellness & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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