8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+3
Train + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and finally kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari route site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip tool .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bandipur National Park.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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night
Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park ©
Most visitors take a trip to Bandipur National Park to spot the wildlife--many exotic mammals roam freely through the hilly, forested landscape.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gopalaswami Betta and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bandipur National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bandipur National Park takes 2.5 hours. March in Bandipur National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve ©

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bandipur National Park to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bandipur National Park in March: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kynkyny Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Commercial Street, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru tour itinerary builder .

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 March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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