19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
2
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
3
Mangalore
— 3 nights
4
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
5
Madurai
— 2 nights
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Kolkata (Calcutta), you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

3
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru itinerary planner.

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mangalore: Bahubali Monolith (in Karkala), Papanashini River (in Kalpetta) and Udupi (Kapu Beach & Sri Krishna Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu, and visit a coastal fixture at NITK Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mangalore online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bengaluru to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Mangalore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Bahubali Monolith, Papanashini River, Madhur Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, kick back and relax at Rock Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally make a trip to Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mangalore to Pondicherry takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai day trip site.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Madurai in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. December in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Walking tours

5
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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