31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Goa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Tirupati
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
14
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, stop by Literati Bookshop & Cafe, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Goa journey planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, steep yourself in history at Rock Painting 1500 BC, make a trip to Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi day trip planner.

Drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goa in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hampi, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, then contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, and finally explore the activities along Vaikuntha Teertham.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tirupati itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner .

Take a train from Tirupati to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Tours Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Pondicherry Lighthouse, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kokilambika-Sri Kameeswarar Temple, make a trip to Matrimandir, then browse the exhibits of Svaram, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pichavaram.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Auroville, Pichavaram
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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 10th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, then stroll around Cubbon Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pondicherry to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnathpura Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

1
night
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 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Thread Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thread Garden
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Royal Art Gallery & Varkala Beach). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Kottayam (Pallippurathu Kavu Temple, St. Dominic's Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Thrissur, Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 22nd (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, get great views at Pillar Rocks, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
When in Thekkady, make a side trip to see Sita Devi Lake in Idukki, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady sightseeing app .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sita Devi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Chokramudi Peak, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar day trip app .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then don't miss a visit to Charminar, then admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chilkur Balaji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Munnar in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hyderabad, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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