32 days in India Itinerary

32 days in India Itinerary

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32 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  12​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
12
Coonoor
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
13
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​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): take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden and then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planner .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Bengaluru is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chamarel in August: highs in Bengaluru hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to 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.
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.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder site .

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
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 7th (Fri), stop by Tata Tea Outlet, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munnar day trip site .

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, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough 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.
Explore Thekkady's surroundings by going to Vagamon (in Kottayam) and Vagamon Pine Forest (in Vagamon). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, and take a peaceful walk through Gavi Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Thekkady online journey planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Chennai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then 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, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam journey planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chennai to Mararikulam. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mararikulam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

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 Chottanikkara Devi Temple, take a stroll through Jew Town, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 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 Parks Beaches
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. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax 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 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, 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 your second day here, admire the striking features of Matrimandir, enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, then enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Chunnambar Boat House.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Pondicherry takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Coonoor.

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, get great views at Dolphin's Nose, then experience rural life at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, then take some stellar pictures from Kodanad View Point, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coonoor route planning website .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Coonoor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kodanad View Point, Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Agnitheertham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Villoondi Tirtham.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram sightseeing app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for 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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