18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planning app .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Sarwaa, then stroll through Samudra Beach, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Go for a jaunt from Thekkady to Vagamon to see Vagamon Kurisumala about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vagamon Kurisumala
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
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 (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, and finally stop by The Cocoa Bean. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake, delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, and then go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

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 the 17th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at CSI St Thomas Church. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudumalai National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) visit planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Mudumalai National Park ©
Mudumalai National Park

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 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas). Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Brindavan Garden and then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in November: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru tour planning website .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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