18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Munnar
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h
6
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Munnar

3
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.
Get outdoors at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Climbing Tours. Attractions like Kalari Kshethra and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tea Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the verdant scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Munnar. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poovar Island as well as Vizhinjam Lighthouse. On the 10th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, head off the coast to Poovar Island, examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chalai Bazaar, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Plan trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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.
On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at MacIvor's Bund, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then stop by Moddy's Chocolates, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in June: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund

3
nights
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 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, get great views at Pillar Rocks, and then explore the activities along Mannavanur Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, Kodaikanal is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

3
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, then kick back and relax at Covelong Beach, and finally examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kodaikanal to Mahabalipuram in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Covelong Beach, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

3
nights
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 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mahabalipuram to Rameswaram takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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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