19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
Drive
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Badami
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive
7
Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
Drive
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
9
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
10
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
11
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive
12
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train
13
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Fly
14
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive
15
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly
16
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Drive
17
Gandikota
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

1
day
Bengaluru

Silicon Valley of India

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 1st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, then examine the collection at Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. January in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

1
night
Hampi

The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, admire the striking features of Zanana Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hampi trip planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hampi, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

1
night
Badami

Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banashankari Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, steep yourself in history at Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, then explore the world behind art at The Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Badami tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Gokarna

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Cave, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotitirtha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gokarna trip planner.

You can drive from Badami to Gokarna in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 5th (Tue), get outside with Kote Abbey waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg, see the interesting displays at Government Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, then admire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, and finally admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madikeri day trip planning site.

Drive from Gokarna to Madikeri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Hobby Place, stop by Ramsons House, explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sulthan Bathery.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

1
night
Sulthan Bathery

Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India. On the 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Forane Church, deepen your understanding at Regional Agricultural Research Station, get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, then make a trip to Phantom Rock, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sulthan Bathery journey website.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Sulthan Bathery by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sulthan Bathery: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muniswarar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sulthan Bathery to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3 hours. In January, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is little chillier than Sulthan Bathery - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Kodaikanal

Princess of Hill Stations

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 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, walk around Bryant Park, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kodaikanal trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Kodaikanal is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

1
night
Munnar

Southern Spice

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 10th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Point, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Munnar online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Munnar takes 5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in January, you will find days in Munnar are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, wander the streets of Jew Town, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip site.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

1
night
Alappuzha

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Varkala Town

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get great views at Varkala Cliff, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, and finally enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Varkala Town trip planner.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Parks

1
night
Pondicherry

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, get engrossed in the history at Pondicherry Museum, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Varkala Town to Pondicherry in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Chennai

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Hyderabad

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Qutb Shahi Tombs, contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, view the masterpieces at Kalakriti Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Mahtab Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Charminar. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple, examine the collection at Sudha Cars Museum, learn more about the world around you at B.M. Birla Science Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, then look and learn at B.M. Birla Planetarium, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Hyderabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyderabad, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gandikota.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

1
night
Gandikota

Gandikota is a village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India.Gandikota was ruled by powerful Telugu dynasty, the Pemmasani Dynasty and was one of the most prominent forts in the country.EtymologyThe fort of Gandikota acquired its name due to the 'gorge', formed between the Erramala range of hills, also known as Gandikota hills and the river Pennar that flows at its foot, reducing its width to a mere 300 ft . Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mylavaram Dam. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Gandikota Tents and then contemplate the long history of Gandikota Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gandikota travel route app.

Traveling by car from Hyderabad to Gandikota takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hyderabad in January: highs in Gandikota hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gandikota

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.5
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.

Wayanad District travel guide

3.5
Caves · Dams · Bodies of Water
Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.

Varkala travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Spas · Spas & Wellness