18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Goa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madurai travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli tour planner .

Getting from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, admire the striking features of Se Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and hit the bull's-eye at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goa route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tiruchirappalli to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with UB City, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally walk around Cubbon Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Bengaluru takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bengaluru when traveling from Goa in November, with lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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