15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Kovalam
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Kanyakumari
— Few hours
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, Kanathur, and finally make a trip to Ayappan Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chennai online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Mauritius, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Walking tours
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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Drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan
Aarupadai Veedu Temple ©
Aarupadai Veedu Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple ©
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

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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 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

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Fly from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar journey site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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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 26th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, and then take in the pleasant sights at Parunthumpara.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Parunthumpara
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then make a trip to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kottayam, Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Samudra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. September in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

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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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip planner .

Drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Sarwaa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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