30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Goa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai


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3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral, kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa journey app .

Chennai to Goa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in February: highs in Goa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, then make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kannur online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, then take in the awesome beauty at Illikkal Kallu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vallyachan mala. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, then examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kottayam day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kollam.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Illikkal Kallu ©
Illikkal Kallu
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Kappil Lake, stroll through Kollam Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kollam online road trip planner .

Getting from Kottayam to Kollam by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kollam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

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 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On your second day here, 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route planning app .

Traveling by car from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time 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
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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.
On the 25th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munnar road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip planning website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Madurai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Raya Gopura, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chennai tour planner.

You can fly from Madurai to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Chennai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Mahishasuramardini Cave ©
Mahishasuramardini Cave

1
night
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Varanasi trip maker website .

Getting from Chennai to Varanasi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in March, plan for little chillier nights in Varanasi, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, walk around Mehtab Bagh, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 6th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Ratnavali Arts. On the next day, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaipur attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Jaipur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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