21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Coonoor
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then look for gifts at Prema Vilas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planning website .

Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Visiting Kodaikanal Lake and Berijam Lake will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History and Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, Head underground at Guna Cave, explore the activities along Mannavanur Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perumal Peak.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. July in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak

4
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Adiyogi Shiva has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kalpathy Temple and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Gedee Car Museum and Dhyanalinga Temple. Explore Coimbatore's surroundings by going to Parambikulam Tiger Reserve (in Palakkad) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions, examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kodaikanal in July; daily highs in Coimbatore reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Coonoor.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palakkad, Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 9th (Tue), tee off at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and then look for gifts at The Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coonoor trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Coonoor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Coonoor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coonoor

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
The Shop ©
The Shop

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Moyar River and Ooty Lake. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund, appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary builder .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a short distance from Coonoor. When traveling from Coonoor in July, plan for little chillier days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Moyar River
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Namdroling Monastery. Do your shopping at The Hobby Place and Adil & Azam. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, pause for some photo ops at Sri Nandi Temple, and see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip tool .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

4
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Madikeri Fort and Government Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igguthappa Temple and Omkareshwara Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kodagu (Coorg) side-trips: Kannur (Uchatthu Kayam- Riverside Picnic, Rafting and Kayaking Tourism & Sasippara). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp and admire the sheer force of Ezharakund Waterfalls.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kannur, Ezharakund Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Ezharakund Waterfalls ©
Ezharakund Waterfalls

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