16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kollam
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Tuticorin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yelagiri
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yercaud
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hogenakkal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Mudumalai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Coonoor
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Valparai
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Kollam

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Tuticorin

Tuticorin ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Snows Basilica and then kick back and relax at Manapad Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuticorin trip planner .

Kollam to Tuticorin is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tuticorin

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Snows Basilica ©
Our Lady of Snows Basilica

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Tuticorin to Rameswaram takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Outdoors 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

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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 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Madurai, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thanjavur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thanjavur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yelagiri.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

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Yelagiri

Yelagiri ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Nilavoor Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yelagiri Hills.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yelagiri attractions site .

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Yelagiri takes 7 hours. When traveling from Thanjavur in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yelagiri: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Yelagiri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yelagiri Hills
Highlights from your plan
Yelagiri Hills ©
Yelagiri Hills
Nilavoor Lake ©
Nilavoor Lake

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Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple, then cruise along 32-km Loop Road, then walk around Deer Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shevaroy Temple.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yercaud day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yelagiri to Yercaud takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yelagiri in February, you will find days in Yercaud are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hogenakkal.

Things to do in Yercaud

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple
32-km Loop Road ©
32-km Loop Road
Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple ©
Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple

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Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Hogenakkal Falls.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hogenakkal trip planner .

Getting from Yercaud to Hogenakkal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mudumalai.

Things to do in Hogenakkal

Nature Parks

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night
Mudumalai

Mudumalai ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Moyar River.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mudumalai trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hogenakkal to Mudumalai takes 6 hours. In February in Mudumalai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mudumalai

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Moyar River ©
Moyar River

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nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mudumalai National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then examine the collection at Tea Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Drive from Mudumalai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Coonoor.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, then look for gifts at The Shop, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Coonoor online travel route builder .

Coonoor is just a short distance from Ooty (Udhagamandalam). In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Coimbatore trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Coonoor to Coimbatore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Kodaikanal on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, then see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Saleth Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and finally explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Valparai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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Valparai

Valparai ©
Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. On the 1st (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Carver Marsh Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balaji Temple, and then explore the activities along Koolangal River.

Planning Valparai trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Valparai takes 5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in February, you will find days in Valparai are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparai

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carver Marsh Monument ©
Carver Marsh Monument

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