21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  2​h
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
End: Guwahati


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2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Appreciate the collections at Victoria Memorial Hall and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar). Get a sense of the local culture at Park Street and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of CIMA Gallery, see the interesting displays at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, explore the world behind art at Gallery Kolkata, and stop by Kumortuli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation planner.

Guwahati to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varasidhi Manjunathaswamy Temple, then look for gifts at Sonido Musicals, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally shop like a local with Commercial Street.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Guruvayur day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bengaluru to Guruvayur. In November, Guruvayur is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

5
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.
Let the collections at LuLu Mall and Kerala Museum capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Marari Beach and Kerala Folklore Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Malayattoor (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Malayattoor Church, & more), Cherthala (St. Mary's Forane Church & St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam) and International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iringole Bhagavathy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

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Drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Malayattoor, Cherthala, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, International Coir Museum, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Ecumenical Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Valiyakoikal Temple, take a peaceful walk through Konni Forest Reserve, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pathanamthitta vacation planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Pathanamthitta in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

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 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple, stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pathanamthitta to Kanyakumari takes 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

4
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.
Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala (Shalimar Weaves & Varkala Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip 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 November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort St. George, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Om Sri Skandasramam, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally stop by Sri Kumaran Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Chennai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Om Sri Skandasramam, Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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