20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Muzaffarpur
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Tirupati
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  2 h
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
7
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
8
Bhubaneswar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Konark
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Puri
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
12
Muzaffarpur
— 1 night
End: Muzaffarpur

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirupati online trip maker .

Muzaffarpur to Tirupati is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Chennai trip planner .

You can take a train from Tirupati to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Chennai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) 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
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

1
night
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 17th (Tue): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram online travel planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online vacation builder .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

3
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Munnar

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

1
night
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
On the 24th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nandankanan Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, don't miss a visit to Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MukteshwarTemple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harishankar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bhubaneswar online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Bhubaneswar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Bhubaneswar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Konark.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Harishankar
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts
Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park

1
night
Konark

Konark ©
Famous for its colossal sun temple, protected as a World Heritage Site, the small town of Konark sits just a short drive from the coast of Odisha.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple, then examine the collection at Konark Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ramchandi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramachandi Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Konark trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Bhubaneswar to Konark in 2 hours. In September in Konark, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puri.

Things to do in Konark

Beaches Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ramchandi Beach ©
Ramchandi Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Museum ©
Konark Museum

1
night
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Konark Beach, kick back and relax at Puri Beach, then kick back and relax at Balighai Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puri trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Konark to Puri takes an hour. September in Puri sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Puri

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mother House, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramakrishna Math, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally get engrossed in the history at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puri to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Muzaffarpur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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

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Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur ©
Muzaffarpur is a sub-metropolitan city located in Muzaffarpur district in the Tirhut region of Bihar. On the 29th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Litchi Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Garib Sthan Mandir Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramna Devi Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mata Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Garibnath Temple. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid-e-Belal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Simri Mai Temple, stroll around Jubba Sahni Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramna's Tripur Sundari Temple, then examine the collection at Ram Chandra Shahi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ram Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Muzaffarpur holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Muzaffarpur. In September, daily temperatures in Muzaffarpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Muzaffarpur

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ramna Devi Mandir ©
Ramna Devi Mandir
Garibnath Temple ©
Garibnath Temple
Ram Chandra Shahi Museum ©
Ram Chandra Shahi Museum

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