19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

1
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 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bengaluru is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and finally see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in December since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agnitheertham, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip maker tool .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toThiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip builder app .

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 30th (Mon), stop by Tata Tea Outlet and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

2
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning tool .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll around Mananchira Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappad Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vayalada, and then kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kozhikode trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kozhikode are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mananchira Square ©
Mananchira Square
Tali Temple ©
Tali Temple
Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple

few
hours
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.
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kozhikode to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 5 hours. In January, Mysuru (Mysore) is slightly colder than Kozhikode - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Bengaluru on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
On the 7th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, walk around Cubbon Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park
Bangalore Palace ©
Bangalore Palace

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