20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Attractions like Botanical Gardens and Pykara Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to go to Coonoor and see Sim`s Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planning tool .

Mumbai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sim`s Park
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agnitheertham, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip builder .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Rameswaram by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, and take a peaceful walk through Gavi Forest.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady travel route planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Thekkady in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
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 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Munnar in January, expect Bengaluru to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and Namdroling Monastery make great kid-friendly stops. When in Mysuru (Mysore), make a side trip to see Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga in Srirangapatna, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mysuru (Mysore), use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam holiday maker .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kovalam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January; daily highs in Kovalam reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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