15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Goa
1
Goa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bengaluru
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Pallivasal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
End: Kochi (Cochin)


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Majorda Beach and Shanta Durga Temple. Relax by the water at Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and don't miss a visit to Fernandes House.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa road trip site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Dabolim Airport. In May, daytime highs in Goa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, explore the activities along Sanapur Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple. On the next day, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi tour planner .

Getting from Goa to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in May: highs in Hampi hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

few
hours
Bengaluru

Bengaluru
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hampi to Bengaluru by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hampi in May, Bengaluru is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Priyadarshini Planetarium. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, look for gifts at Sarwaa, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Varkala.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium

2
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Royal Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Kollam Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Varkala travel planning website .

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kollam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Alappuzha Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha route planner.

Drive from Varkala to Alappuzha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
Pallivasal

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. Get outdoors at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Swiftlet Cave Munnar. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like C.S.I Christ Church and Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tea Museum, browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pallivasal road trip site .

Drive from Alappuzha to Pallivasal in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Pallivasal

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

1
night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Falls.

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

Traveling by car from Pallivasal to Athirappilly takes 4.5 hours. In May in Athirappilly, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Athirappilly

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Athirappilly Water Falls
Highlights from your plan
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

few
hours
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 26th (Sun): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Edappally Church Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chalakudy to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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