13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Coonoor
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Madikeri
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 3rd (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then engage your brain at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then steep yourself in history at Jorasanko Thakur Bari.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In January, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Velliangiri Mountains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudhamalai Hill Temple, shake up your sightseeing with Triumph Expeditions, then see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Coimbatore takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January; daily highs in Coimbatore reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Coonoor.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Marudhamalai Hill Temple ©
Marudhamalai Hill Temple

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tee off at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, look for gifts at Green Shop, then get great views at Lamb's Rock, and finally relax in the rural setting at Highfield Tea Factory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coonoor day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Coonoor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coonoor

Outdoors Golf Shopping
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Green Shop ©
Green Shop
Lamb's Rock ©
Lamb's Rock
Highfield Tea Factory ©
Highfield Tea Factory

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and then explore the engaging exhibits at M&N Chocolate Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, then appreciate the views at Ketti Valley View, and finally explore the activities along Emerald Lake.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online vacation planner .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a stone's throw from Coonoor. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Coonoor in January, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake. On the next day, meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Karanji Lake ©
Karanji Lake

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night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple, then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madikeri trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Omkareshwara Temple ©
Omkareshwara Temple
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

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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.
Kids will enjoy Varkala Beach and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Priyadarshini Planetarium. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Light House (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Madikeri to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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