32 days in India Itinerary

32 days in India Itinerary

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32 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Coonoor
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
13
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden and then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planning site .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Bengaluru is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chamarel to Bengaluru. Traveling from Chamarel in August, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Parks
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
UB City ©
UB City

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar sightseeing planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vagamon (in Kottayam) and Vagamon Pine Forest (in Vagamon). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vagamon, Vagamon Pine Forest
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Chennai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chennai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Chennai

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mararikulam planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chennai to Mararikulam. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in August: highs in Mararikulam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cherthala
Highlights from your plan
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

3
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Go for a jaunt from Alappuzha to Pathanamthitta to see Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alappuzha itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters

3
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kovalam tour planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kanyakumari
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Matrimandir, kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Chunnambar Boat House.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Pondicherry takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

3
nights
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 27th (Thu), get great views at Lamb's Rock, get great views at Dolphin's Nose, then experience rural life at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, get great views at Kodanad View Point, and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coonoor road trip planning site .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Coonoor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Coonoor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, Kodanad View Point
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Kodanad View Point ©
Kodanad View Point

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham.

Plan trip to Rameswaram with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Coonoor to Rameswaram takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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