19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

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.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip 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. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
You've now added Periyar Lake to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Periyar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Munnar road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Munnar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Vellayani Lake, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

2
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 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the views from Pamban bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram online route planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

1
night
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 13th (Fri): make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, then make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madurai online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Kalamegaperumal Temple ©
Kalamegaperumal Temple

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Church.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kodaikanal online journey maker .

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Puliyancholai Falls, then contemplate the long history of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli journey builder .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Tiruchirappalli in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in September, expect nights in Tiruchirappalli to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple ©
Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, then admire the landmark architecture of Raj Niwas, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pichavaram.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Pondicherry takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pichavaram, Sadhana Forest
Highlights from your plan
Pichavaram ©
Pichavaram
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Varadaraja Perumal Temple ©
Varadaraja Perumal Temple

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