13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Mangalore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
7
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h 45​min
End: Vijayawada


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1
night
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look and learn at Pilikula Nisargadhama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panambur Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore trip itinerary builder tool .

Vijayawada to Mangalore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, Mangalore is slightly colder than Vijayawada - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pilikula Nisargadhama ©
Pilikula Nisargadhama
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls and then browse the exhibits of Madikeri Fort.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kodagu (Coorg) planning site .

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Nature Parks Museums
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Madikeri Fort ©
Madikeri Fort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kovalam tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kodagu (Coorg) to Kovalam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Green land spice garden, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

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Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

1
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 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kodaikanal takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

3
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 11th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guruvayur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Guruvayur takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in June, expect nights in Guruvayur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Thrissur
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mallikarjun Temple and then stroll through Palolem Beach. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Goa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Goa day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guruvayur to Goa. June in Goa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Old Goa ©
Old Goa

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