18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  5​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Thrissur
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
4
Mangalore
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Puttur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Doha

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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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online travel route planner .

Doha, Qatar to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Doha in March: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. You'll set off for Guruvayur on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

3
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Sobha City Mall, explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur holiday planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur by car takes about 3 hours. March in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

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day
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shankara Samadhi, then browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall, then have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Thrissur in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple
Thrissur Zoo & Museum ©
Thrissur Zoo & Museum

1
day
Mangalore

Mangalore
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Mangalore trip maker tool .

Drive from Guruvayur to Mangalore in 9 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will leave for Puttur on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

3
nights
Puttur

Puttur ©
Puttur is a town in Dakshina Kannada district, in Karnataka state of India. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manjusha Museum and Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple. Visit Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala and Shree Rama Kshethra for their historical value. Explore Puttur's surroundings by going to Belthangady (Bandaje Arbi Falls, Most Holy Redeemer Church, & more), Dharmasthala (Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple & Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue) and Chamadka Waterfalls (in Sullia). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Narahari Parvata and take in the dramatic scenery at Ermai falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Puttur trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Puttur takes 1.5 hours. March in Puttur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Puttur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dharmasthala, Belthangady, Narahari Parvata, Ermai falls, Chamadka Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Bandaje Arbi Falls ©
Bandaje Arbi Falls
Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple ©
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala ©
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala

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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.
Visit Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Hobby Place and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, examine the collection at Railway Museum Mysore, stroll through Brindavan Garden, and contemplate the long history of Chennakesava Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Puttur to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puttur in March, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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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.
Kids will enjoy Bannerghatta National Park and Basavanagudi. ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Bull Temple will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, take a stroll through Commercial Street, and get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru journey builder tool .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in March: highs in Bengaluru hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery. Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with an excursion to Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Bengaluru in March, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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