16 days in Goa, Aurangabad & Thekkady Itinerary

16 days in Goa, Aurangabad & Thekkady Itinerary

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16 days in Goa, Aurangabad & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Goa
1
Goa
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
2
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: Goa

10
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Chapora Fort. Old Goa and Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Sheek Emporium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arambol Beach, view the masterpieces at Mario Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Benaulim Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Goa online travel planner .

In May, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

1
night
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
You've now added Ellora Caves to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadra Maruti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics, examine the collection at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum, then Head underground at Aurangabad Caves, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aurangabad road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Aurangabad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in May, expect nights in Aurangabad to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 29th (Wed), shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Aurangabad to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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