14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip builder site .

Jaipur to Munnar is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Jaipur in October, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 13th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kakkathuruthu Island, then don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then gain insight at Kathakali, and finally kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha road trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Kumarakom Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kumarakom trip planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kumarakom in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kottayam
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

2
nights
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 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madurai online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Madurai in 7 hours. October in Madurai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 18th (Fri), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram road trip website .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online day trip planner .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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