35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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35 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kannur
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
9
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Green land spice garden and Vagamon Pine Forest. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, and admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planning tool .

Pune to Thekkady is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Vagamon Pine Forest
Highlights from your plan
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden ©

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Magic Planet Theme Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poornathrayesa Temple, and make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kauthuka Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thrissur online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Bring the kids along to E3 Theme Parks and Banasurasagar Dam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sultan Bathery), Panamaram Jain Temple (in Panamaram) and Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Karalad Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kalpetta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Karalad Lake, Panamaram Jain Temple, E3 Theme Parks, Banasurasagar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
E3 Theme Parks ©
E3 Theme Parks
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kannur: Madayi Kavu (in Pazhayangadi), Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, stroll through Azhikkal Beach, get in on the family fun at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur visit planning website .

Getting from Kalpetta to Kannur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Madayi Kavu, Sargaalaya, Azhikkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Family-friendly places like Baga Beach and Agonda Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In September in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Go for a jaunt from Leh to Hemis to see Hemis Monastery about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

5
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Bring the kids along to Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Sunrise Dream World Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Elefuncity ©
Elefuncity
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

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