33 days in India Itinerary

33 days in India Itinerary

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Chennai
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Mulbagal
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Kolar
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Drive to Kempegowda International Airport, Fly to Vijayanagar Aerodrome (JSW), Drive to Hampi
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Hampi
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Pattadakal
— 1 night
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Badami
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Bagalkot
— 1 night
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Bijapur
— 1 night
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Bhatkal
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Kollur
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Belur
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Hassan
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Mandya
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Mysuru (Mysore)
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Bengaluru
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Chamarajanagar
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Kodagu (Coorg)
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Thrissur
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Athirappilly
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Kochi (Cochin)
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Munnar
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Alappuzha
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kanyakumari
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Tirunelveli
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Tuticorin
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Rameswaram
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Devipattinam
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Pondicherry
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Erode
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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

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 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple and then take a stroll through Mylapore.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai travel tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chennai is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect nights in Chennai to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mulbagal.

Things to do in Chennai

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Mulbagal

Mulabagilu is a town and taluk headquarters of Mulabagilu taluk in the Kolar district in the state of Karnataka, India. You've now added Avani to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Kurudumale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotilingeshwara, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Avani.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulbagal route maker app.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mulbagal takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in May; daily highs in Mulbagal reach 39°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kolar.

Things to do in Mulbagal

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kolar

Kolar The Golden City of India, is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lord Ganesha Temple. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Someshwara Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ganesha Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kolar using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mulbagal to Kolar takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Kolar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Achyutaraya Temple, Hazara Rama Temple and Matanga Hill. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hampi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kolar to Hampi. In May, daytime highs in Hampi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pattadakal.

Things to do in Hampi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Pattadakal

Sangameshvara Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galganatha Temple, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then delve into the distant past at Aihole, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple.

Start your trip to Pattadakal by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Hampi to Pattadakal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hampi in May since evenings lows in Pattadakal dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Pattadakal

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Badami

Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakuteshwara Temple, contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, then explore the activities along Agastya Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Badami Cave Temples.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Badami trip planning website.

Badami is just a stone's throw from Pattadakal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Bagalkot.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Bagalkot

Bagalakote or Bagalkot is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bagalkot route builder app.

Drive from Badami to Bagalkot in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bijapur.

Things to do in Bagalkot

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Bijapur

Bijapur, officially known as Vijayapur, is the district headquarters of Bijapur District of Karnataka state of India. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ibrahim Roza.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bijapur driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bagalkot to Bijapur by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Bijapur, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Bhatkal.

Things to do in Bijapur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Bhatkal

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Statue of Lord Shiva.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bhatkal holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bijapur to Bhatkal takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kollur.

Things to do in Bhatkal

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Kollur

A trip to Kollur allows you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mookambika Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kollur day trip planner.

You can drive from Bhatkal to Kollur in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Kollur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belur.

Things to do in Kollur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Belur

Belooru (is a Town Municipal Council and taluka in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. On the 31st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Belur trip builder app.

Drive from Kollur to Belur in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hassan.

Things to do in Belur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Hassan

Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kedareswara Temple as well as Lakshmi Narasimha Temple. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedareswara Temple, and then admire the engineering at Gorur Dam.

Plan my day in Hassan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Belur to Hassan in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mandya.

Things to do in Hassan

Parks · Historic Sites

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Mandya

Mandya is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. You've now added Basaralu Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Shimshapura Falls, identify plant and animal life at Kokrebellur Pelicanry, then take an in-depth tour of Tipu Sultan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basaralu Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandya trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Hassan to Mandya in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mandya are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mandya

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Somnathpura Temple as well as Saint Philomena Church. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and then contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) vacation builder site.

You can drive from Mandya to Mysuru (Mysore) in an hour. When traveling from Mandya in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites

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Bengaluru

Silicon Valley of India

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 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamarajanagar.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Chamarajanagar

Chamarajanagar is a town in the southern part of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chamarajanagar trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bengaluru to Chamarajanagar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, you will find days in Chamarajanagar are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kodagu (Coorg).
Highlights from your trip

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Kodagu (Coorg)

The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodagu (Coorg) day trip tool.

You can drive from Chamarajanagar to Kodagu (Coorg) in 4 hours. You will leave for Thrissur on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Thrissur

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kauthuka Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thrissur online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Thrissur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Athirappilly

Athirappilly is a first grade Grama Panchayath with 489.00 km2 area in Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur district in Kerala, India. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Vazhachal Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Charpa Waterfall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athirappilly day trip site.

You can drive from Thrissur to Athirappilly in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks · Nature

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Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 9th (Tue), stop by Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Princess Street, then walk around Marine Drive, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app.

You can drive from Athirappilly to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. June in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Shopping

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Munnar

Southern Spice

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 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Alappuzha

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Fri), deepen your understanding at Kathakali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha route app.

Traveling by bus from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Evergreen City of India

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.
You've now added Attukal Bhagavathy Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Kanyakumari

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, Sitharal Jain Monuments and Jain Temple Kanyakumari. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Sitharal Jain Monuments, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumara Koil Murugan Temple.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites

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Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the engineering at Manimuthar And Papanasam Dams and then admire the sheer force of Agasthiyar Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirunelveli trip tool.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tuticorin.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Tuticorin

Tuticorin, also known as Thoothukudi, is a port city and a Municipal Corporation and an industrial city in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntam Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tuticorin route planner.

Traveling by car from Tirunelveli to Tuticorin takes an hour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tuticorin

Historic Sites

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Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Jatayu Tirtham Temple has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jada Tirtham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jatayu Tirtham Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

Start your trip to Rameswaram by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Tuticorin to Rameswaram by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Devipattinam.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Devipattinam

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Navagraha Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Devipattinam tour planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Devipattinam in 1.5 hours. In June in Devipattinam, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Pondicherry.

Things to do in Devipattinam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Pondicherry

Europe of India

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 19th (Fri): make a trip to Matrimandir, look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally don't miss a visit to Chunnambar Boat House.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry trip planning app.

You can drive from Devipattinam to Pondicherry in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple and then wander the streets of Mylapore.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Chennai attractions planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Erode.

Things to do in Chennai

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Erode

Erode is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu once part of great Kongu Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Vellode Bird Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tindal Kovil.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Erode online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Chennai to Erode with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erode

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Karnataka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.