14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai


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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 28th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple, then make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing tool .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Kochi (Cochin). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Bhavani Lake and Emerald Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, appreciate the views at Ketti Valley View, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning app .

Getting from Alappuzha to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alappuzha in January; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Subramanya Swamy Temple and then get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Jalagam Vengal Rao Park, then contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Jagannath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Hyderabad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in January: highs in Hyderabad hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Subramanya Swamy Temple
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Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Puri Jagannath Temple ©
Puri Jagannath Temple
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hyderabad to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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