17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Palani
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Rameswaram
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then walk around Cubbon Park, then shop like a local with UB City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru visit planner .

Hyderabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyderabad in June, plan for little chillier days in Bengaluru, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

1
day
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls and then get outside with Mandalpatti.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kodagu (Coorg) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip app .

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palani.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam

2
nights
Palani

Palani ©
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Avinankudi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Periya Nayaki Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palani Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Idumban Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannadi Perumal Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Palani Hills.

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Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Palani in 5 hours. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Palani, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Thiru Avinankudi Temple ©
Thiru Avinankudi Temple
Palani ©
Palani

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by The Cocoa Bean, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Coakers Walk, take a memorable drive along Silent Valley View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal online holiday builder .

Getting from Palani to Kodaikanal by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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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 19th (Wed): get great views at Top Station and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munnar itinerary app .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Munnar in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in June, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Kumaranalloor and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Illikkal Kallu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kottayam takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Illikkal Kallu ©
Illikkal Kallu

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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You can drive from Kottayam to Madurai in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kottayam in June, you will find days in Madurai are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in June, you will find days in Kanyakumari are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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 25th (Tue): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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