23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kakinada
Drive:  18​h
1
Chitradurga
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Alappuzha
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Thiruvannamalai
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
15
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Kanchipuram
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Kakinada


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Chitradurga

Chitradurga ©
Chitradurga is a city and the headquarters of Chitradurga district which is located on the valley of the Vedavati river in the southern part of the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the engineering at Vani Vilas Sagar Dam, steep yourself in history at Chitradurga Fort, and then don't miss a visit to Hidimbeshwar Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chitradurga travel route planning website .

Kakinada to Chitradurga is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Chitradurga

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chitradurga Fort ©
Chitradurga Fort

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige), then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madikeri journey builder website .

You can drive from Chitradurga to Madikeri in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venugopala Swamy Temple, then explore the activities along Karanji Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya ©
Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, expect Kodaikanal to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Munnar in 5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in July, you will find days in Munnar are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha vacation planning app .

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple, then get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Sree Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit 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.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram visit planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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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 1st (Thu): make a trip to Agricultural College and Research Institute, then make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai travel planner .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalamegaperumal Temple ©
Kalamegaperumal Temple

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Erunbeeswarer Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Puliyancholai Falls, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Madurai in August, you will find days in Tiruchirappalli are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort
Erunbeeswarer Temple ©
Erunbeeswarer Temple

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvalanchuzhi, then make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thanjavur attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ramaswamy Temple ©
Ramaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

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Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arunachaleshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, take some stellar pictures from Annamalaiyar Temple View Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skandashramam, and finally Head underground at Virupaksha Cave.

Before you visit Thiruvannamalai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Thanjavur to Thiruvannamalai by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Thanjavur in August, you will find days in Thiruvannamalai are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vellore.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skandashramam ©
Skandashramam
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple

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Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Navasai Baba Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalakandeswarar Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Vellore Fort.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vellore journey website .

Drive from Thiruvannamalai to Vellore in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vellore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vellore Fort ©
Vellore Fort
Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vallakottai Murugan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikunta Perumal Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal, admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakshi Amman Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanchipuram trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Vellore to Kanchipuram takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Vellore, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanchipuram, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallakottai Murugan Temple, Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Explore hidden gems such as Arjuna's Penance and DakshinaChitra Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and don't miss a visit to Tiger Cave.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram takes 2 hours. In August in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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