31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mayiladuthurai
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Courtallam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Mudumalai
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Bandipur National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Coonoor
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Yelagiri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Mayiladuthurai

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ariyaman Beach and Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. Escape the urban bustle at Dhanushkodi Beach and Water Bird Sanctuary. Step out of Rameswaram with an excursion to Navagraha Temple in Devipattinam--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana), examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and take in the views from Pamban bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planning app .

Mayiladuthurai to Rameswaram is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sanguthurai Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sothavilai Beach and Thengapattinam Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Muttom Beach (in Muttom) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kaalikesam Waterfalls, stroll through Sunset View Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari day trip planning site .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Courtallam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Muttom Beach, Nagaraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple

3
nights
Courtallam

Courtallam ©
Get outdoors at Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary and Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit Sankara Narayana Swamy Temple and Kappal Matha Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Courtallam side-trips: Tirunelveli (Sorimuthu Ayyanar at Sastha Temple & Papanasanathar Temple).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Courtallam road trip app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Courtallam in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Courtallam

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tirunelveli, Thenmala, Sankara Narayana Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary
Kappal Matha Church ©
Kappal Matha Church
Sorimuthu Ayyanar at Sastha Temple ©

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Appreciate the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Green land spice garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thekkady: Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar Temple (in Srivilliputhur) and Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary (in Theni). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Thekkady day trip planning site .

You can drive from Courtallam to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar Temple, Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shembaganur Museum of Natural History and Kodaikanal Solar Observatory. Get outdoors at Dolphin's Nose and Perumal Peak. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, and see the sky in a new way at Astrophysical Observatory.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Meesapulimala and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Tea Museum and Mistletoe art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Munnar attractions planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Munnar by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in August, you will find days in Munnar are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mudumalai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Mudumalai

Mudumalai
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Moyar River.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mudumalai trip maker website .

You can drive from Munnar to Mudumalai in 8.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mudumalai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bandipur National Park.

Things to do in Mudumalai

Wildlife Parks

2
nights
Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park ©
Most visitors take a trip to Bandipur National Park to spot the wildlife--many exotic mammals roam freely through the hilly, forested landscape.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gopalaswami Betta, then look for all kinds of wild species at BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, and then make a trip to Dodda Sampige Mara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bandipur National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mudumalai to Bandipur National Park takes an hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mudumalai in August; daily highs in Bandipur National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bandipur, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
Highlights from your plan
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta ©
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta

4
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.
Visiting Ketti Valley View and Upper Bhavani Lake will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tea Museum and Wax World Museum. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Kovai Kutralam Water Falls in Coimbatore--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planner .

Traveling by car from Bandipur National Park to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Bandipur National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Coonoor.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kovai Kutralam Water Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Kovai Kutralam Water Falls ©
Kovai Kutralam Water Falls

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 28th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Droog Fort, tee off at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, then stroll the grounds of Tiger Hill Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coonoor holiday builder app .

Coonoor is just a short distance from Ooty (Udhagamandalam). August in Coonoor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yelagiri.

Things to do in Coonoor

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Tiger Hill Cemetery ©
Tiger Hill Cemetery
Droog Fort ©
Droog Fort

2
nights
Yelagiri

Yelagiri ©
Visiting Yelagiri Hills and Zipline will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swamimalai Hills and Velavan Temple. Take a break from Yelagiri with a short trip to Parvathamalai Mountain in Thiruvannamalai, about 1h 30 min away.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yelagiri online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Coonoor to Yelagiri by car takes about 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yelagiri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Parvathamalai Mountain, Yelagiri Hills
Highlights from your plan
Yelagiri Hills ©
Yelagiri Hills
Zipline
Swamimalai Hills ©
Swamimalai Hills

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