14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Wayanad
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Mangalore
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Pune
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
10
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort St. George and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chennai trip maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Chennai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stop by Kriti Eco Boutique, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Pondicherry

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Sri Aurobindo Ashram
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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Sri Aurobindo Ashram ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the engineering at Kallanai, then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Tiruchirappalli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

#Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
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Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Kallanai ©
Kallanai

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram travel route planner .

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally stop by Kishkintha Garments.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madurai road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get great views at Pillar Rocks, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, and finally explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal online journey builder .

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wayanad.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

1
night
Wayanad

Wayanad ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Karlad Lake, then explore the activities along Karalad Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Thariode. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Krishnagiri Stadium, get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), then explore and take pictures at Regional Agricultural Research Station, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Forane Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wayanad travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Wayanad takes 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Wayanad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Wayanad

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Sultan Bathery, Thariyode, Thariode
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Karalad Lake ©
Karalad Lake
Assumption Forane Church ©
Assumption Forane Church
Thariode ©
Thariode

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Mangalore Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, and finally kick back and relax at Panambur Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore visit planner.

Getting from Wayanad to Mangalore by car takes about 6.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Mangalore

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach
Mangalore Beach ©
Mangalore Beach
St. Aloysius Chapel ©
St. Aloysius Chapel

1
night
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Shaniwar Wada, then don't miss a visit to Narayani Dham Temple, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pune trip simple and quick.

Fly from Mangalore to Pune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Pune

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Narayani Dham Temple ©
Narayani Dham Temple

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Palolem Beach, kick back and relax at Baga Beach, make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Goa visit planner .

Getting from Pune to Goa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

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