30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Mumbai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Coimbatore

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Marketcity.

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Coimbatore to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Chennai (Madras) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

5
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.
Let the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Samudra Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Janardhana Swami Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, look for gifts at Ramachandran, and browse the different shops at Parthas.

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Traveling by flight from Chennai (Madras) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in April, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Idiom Book Sellers. Visiting Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, stop by Kochi Books, buy something for everyone on your list at Goodwill Collection, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
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.
Visiting Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Keezharkuthu Falls will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tea Museum and Mount Carmel Church. Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

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

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get a sense of the local culture at Green land spice garden and INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve. Bring the kids along to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Thekkady with a short trip to Trove in Kanjirappally, about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, shop like a local with Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and look for gifts at Kerala Crafts.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip maker .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Trove
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip builder website .

Drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam ©
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

5
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Red Carpet Wax Museum. Shop till you drop at Bungalow Eight and Sancha Tea Boutique. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Marine Drive, buy something for everyone on your list at R City Mall, wander the streets of Colaba Causeway, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Madurai to Mumbai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Madurai in April, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

4
nights
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.
Humayun's Tomb and Swaminarayan Akshardham will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at India Gate and Red Fort (Lal Quila). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, get a taste of the local shopping with Gourmet Desire, look for gifts at Craft House, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: highs in New Delhi hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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