17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Munnar
— 2 nights
2
Lakshadweep
— 1 night
3
Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
5
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
6
Hampi
— 2 nights
7
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
8
Bodh Gaya
— 2 nights

2
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Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Tea Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden, thensee human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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Guwahati to Munnar is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guwahati in December, with highs in Munnar at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lakshadweep.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

1
night
Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep tourism thrives due to its remote and secluded appeal and coral reefs.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lakshadweep itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Munnar to Lakshadweep. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Sulthan Bathery.

Things to do in Lakshadweep

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sulthan Bathery

Sulthan Bathery ©
Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India. On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Forane Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sulthan Bathery trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Lakshadweep to Sulthan Bathery with the Route module. In December in Sulthan Bathery, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Edakkal Caves
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Assumption Forane Church ©
Assumption Forane Church
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jal bagh (in Srirangapatna) and Shri Kshetra Gommatagiri Digambar Jain Temple (in Hunsur). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sulthan Bathery to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sulthan Bathery in December; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jal bagh, Shri Kshetra Gommatagiri Digambar Jain Temple
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, thenenjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry attractions app.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Pondicherry takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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Hampi

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.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, thendon't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, thencontemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha and then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hampi tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Pondicherry to Hampi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple, and snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Hampi to Rishikesh in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula Bridge ©
Lakshman Jhula Bridge

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nights
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bodhi Tree, admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple, and then admire the striking features of Palyul Namdroling Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple, thenappreciate the history behind Great Buddha Statue, and then stroll through Cankamana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Bodh Gaya in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. December in Bodh Gaya sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koteshwarnath Temple
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Cankamana ©
Cankamana

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