35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
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Thanjavur
— 3 nights
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Dindigul
— 1 night
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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Tuticorin
— 1 night
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Tirunelveli
— 2 nights
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Kovalam
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Palakkad
— 1 night
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Kozhikode
— 1 night
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Kannur
— 2 nights
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Mangalore
— 3 nights
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Udupi
— 2 nights
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Karwar
— 1 night
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Goa
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at NENAPU Museum of Banking and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru day trip tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Avadhoota Datta Peetham and Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru . Museum-lovers will appreciate Railway Museum Mysore and Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium. Change things up with a short trip to Nimishambha Temple in Srirangapatna (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, steep yourself in history at Melkote Kalyani, explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, and see the interesting displays at R K Narayan House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) holiday maker tool.

You can take a bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Thanjavur

— 3 nights

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airavatesvara Temple and Nageshwara Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brihadeeswara Temple and Bangaru Kamakshi Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kumbakonam (Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram & Mahapratyangira Devi Temple). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramaswamy Temple and explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Thanjavur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, with highs in Thanjavur at 35°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dindigul.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dindigul

— 1 night
Dindigul is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjaneyar Temple, then contemplate the long history of Dindigul Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abirami Amman Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dindigul trip planning tool.

Getting from Thanjavur to Dindigul by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Dindigul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Dindigul

Historic Sites

Madurai

— 2 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Thiru Aappudayar Shiva Temple.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madurai online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dindigul to Madurai takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tuticorin.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tuticorin

— 1 night
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 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vaikuntam Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Snows Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srinivasa Perumal Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tuticorin online day trip planner.

Drive from Madurai to Tuticorin in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Tuticorin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tirunelveli

— 2 nights
Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalyana Theertham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanasanathar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sorimuthu Ayyanar at Sastha Temple. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vanamamalai Perumal Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tirunelveli tour planning tool.

Drive from Tuticorin to Tirunelveli in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam

— 1 night
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam trip builder website.

Getting from Tirunelveli to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get some cultural insight at Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Janardhana Swami Temple, Spas & Wellness, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, and contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning website.

Getting from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about an hour. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shiva Temple and Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poornathrayesa Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Palakkad

— 1 night

Gateway of Kerala

A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Palghat, admire the sheer force of Dhoni Waterfalls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Palakkad tour website.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Palakkad in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Palakkad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Kozhikode

— 1 night

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, then get a new perspective on nature at Deepanjali lamp museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kozhikode trip planner.

Drive from Palakkad to Kozhikode in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites

Kannur

— 2 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at English Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach.

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You can take a train from Kozhikode to Kannur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 3 nights
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Visiting Panambur Beach and Mangalore Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Infant Jesus Shrine. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Milagres Church, enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, and kick back and relax at Sasihithlu Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mangalore journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Mangalore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Udupi

— 2 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Anantha Padmanabha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple, then examine the collection at Smrithi Bhavan, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at End Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemmannu Sri Durga Parameswari temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple.

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Getting from Mangalore to Udupi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Udupi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Karwar.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Karwar

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Warship Museum, kick back and relax at Karwar Beach, then stroll through Devbagh Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Karwar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Karwar takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Udupi in December: highs in Karwar hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Karwar

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Betalbatim Beach and Cansaulim Beach. Palacio do Deao and Christ Rei (Christ the King) Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Arossim Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Rita's Church, stroll through Mobor Beach, and get some fabulous bargains at Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Karwar to Goa by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · 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.