15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Visakhapatnam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Puri
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Sothavilai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagaraja Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari visit planner.

Mumbai to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Kanyakumari, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nagaraja Temple
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Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Gingee Fort and Mailam Murugan Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Sadhana Forest and Pichavaram. Change things up with these side-trips from Pondicherry: Cuddalore (Devanathaswamy Temple & Silver Beach) and Villupuram (Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple & Ulagalantha Perumal Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadaraja Perumal Temple, browse the exhibits of Kalinka Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Veerampattinam Beach, and stop by Ma Pondy Cherie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry vacation builder app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Pondicherry in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cuddalore, Villupuram, Sadhana Forest, Mailam Murugan Temple, Gingee Fort
Highlights from your plan
Varadaraja Perumal Temple ©
Varadaraja Perumal Temple
Gingee Fort ©
Gingee Fort
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Covelong Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave, then pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, and finally see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Ratha Temple, then explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, and finally make a trip to Mahishasura Rock.

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You can drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

2
nights
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Kothapally Waterfalls, stroll through Bheemunipatnam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at TU 142 Air Craft Museum, walk around Tenneti Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varahalakshminarashima Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Visakhapatnam tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Visakhapatnam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Puri.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Kothapally Waterfalls ©
Kothapally Waterfalls
TU 142 Air Craft Museum ©
TU 142 Air Craft Museum

3
nights
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Get some cultural insight at MukteshwarTemple and Konark Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ramchandi Beach and Baliharachandi Beach. Explore Puri's surroundings by going to Mangalajodi (in Khurda) and Bhubaneswar (Khandagiri Caves & Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vimala Temple and don't miss a visit to Jagannath Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puri travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Visakhapatnam to Puri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Puri

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhubaneswar, Konark, Mangalajodi
Highlights from your plan
Mangalajodi ©
Mangalajodi
Ramchandi Beach ©
Ramchandi Beach
MukteshwarTemple ©
MukteshwarTemple

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, then walk around Nature Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Puri to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Puri in December, you will find days in Kolkata (Calcutta) are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature Park ©
Nature Park
Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika ©
Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika
BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Mandir ©
BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Mandir

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