13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Gorakhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur ©
Gorakhpur is a city located along the banks of Rapti river in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 673,446. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Mandir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gita Vatika.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gorakhpur journey maker app .

Lucknow to Gorakhpur is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Gorakhpur can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Gorakhpur

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vidyavasini Park ©
Vidyavasini Park
Ambedkar Park ©
Ambedkar Park
Baba Munjeshwar Nath Mandir ©
Baba Munjeshwar Nath Mandir

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Gorakhpur to Bengaluru with the Route module. In December, Bengaluru is somewhat warmer than Gorakhpur - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

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Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Shiva Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Town (The Art of India, Varkala Beach, & more) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

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You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Munnar attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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