47 days in India Itinerary

47 days in India Itinerary

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47 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Tirumala
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Tirupati
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h
6
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Madurai
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
11
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
14
Mangalore
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
15
Goa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
16
Pune
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

3
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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Appreciate the collections at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Monetary Museum. Get some historical perspective at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Banganga Tank. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, stop by Bungalow Eight, cruise along Marine Drive, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai travel planner .

Ahmedabad to Mumbai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Ahmedabad in April, plan for little chillier days in Mumbai, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Tours Shopping
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

5
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Kashi Art Gallery and LuLu Mall. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Paniyeli Poru will get you outdoors. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Kothamangalam--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, and steep yourself in history at Aspinwall House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online attractions planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tirumala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Paniyeli Poru
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

1
day
Tirumala

Tirumala ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirumala trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kochi (Cochin) to Tirumala. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tirupati.

Things to do in Tirumala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple ©
Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple

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nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, then explore the world behind art at Sri Vari Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then get curious at Regional Science Centre, then examine the collection at Sri Venkatesvara Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tirupati route site .

Drive from Tirumala to Tirupati in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkatesvara Museum ©
Sri Venkatesvara Museum
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum and The Faraway Tree Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Sri Parthasarathy Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Poompuhar, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Chennai Turtle Walk, and examine the collection at Subramanya Bharathi Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Tirupati to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

3
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Escape the urban bustle at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Mahishasuramardini Cave. You'll explore and learn at DakshinaChitra Museum and India Seashell Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, take an in-depth tour of Maritime Heritage Museum, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and stop by Apollo Books.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram road trip planning site .

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Prema Vilas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madurai trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in May, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 5th (Sun), stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

Plan a trip to Rameswaram easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaalikesam Waterfalls, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muttom Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari day trip tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Muttom Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kaalikesam Waterfalls ©
Kaalikesam Waterfalls
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Kuthira Malika. Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Isalayam Ashram. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, wander the streets of Mahatma Gandhi Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Travancore, and identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. May in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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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 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at MacIvor's Bund. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at CSI St Thomas Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche

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nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Hobby Place and Sea Shell Museum. There's still lots to do: stop by Adil & Azam, don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, view the masterpieces at Ramsons House, and examine the collection at R K Narayan House.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) vacation planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in May, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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.
Shop till you drop at UB City and Commercial Street. Escape the urban bustle at Bannerghatta National Park and Nandi Hills. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, explore the galleries of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, and engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru day trip planning app .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nandi Hills
Highlights from your plan
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Nandi Hills ©
Nandi Hills

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Mangalore

Mangalore ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village and Swami Vivekananda Planetarium. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Madhur Temple and Mallikarjuna Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Manipal (Museum of Anatomy & Pathology & Smrithi Bhavan), Kasaragod (Elephent Fall Charladka, Kottancheri Hills, & more) and Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangalore Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mangalore online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Mangalore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Mangalore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Manipal, Narahari Parvata, Sri Krishna Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Bela Church ©
Bela Church

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Let the collections at Mario Gallery and Chaku crafts emporium capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Agonda Beach and Baga Beach. There's lots more to do: stop by Sheek Emporium, kick back and relax at Benaulim Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goa trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mangalore to Goa in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mangalore in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Pune.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

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Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then see the interesting displays at Blades of Glory Cricket Museum, and finally stop by Studio Coppre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National War Museum, then examine the collection at Pune Tribal Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Market City, and finally examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pune road trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Pune in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
National War Museum ©
National War Museum

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