20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
3
Madikeri
— 2 nights
4
Gokarna
— 2 nights
5
Goa
— 2 nights
6
Hampi
— 1 night
7
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
8
Thekkady
— 2 nights
9
Munnar
— 2 nights
10
Kovalam
— 1 night
11
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes ISKCON Sri Jagannath Mandir., Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, and other attractions. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple and Infant Jesus Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Cauvery Handicrafts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sai Baba Mandir, browse the different shops at Mantri Square, and make a trip to Karnataka High Court.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In January, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bannerghatta Biological Park ©
Bannerghatta Biological Park
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple ©
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Somnathpura Temple, Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965, Namdroling Monastery, and other attractions. On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Karanji Lake, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, examine the collection at Railway Museum Mysore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lingambudhi Lake, and finally hunt for treasures at Devaraja Market. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Ramsons House, stop by Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965, steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, then don't miss a visit to Keshava Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, and finally explore the world behind art at Folklore Museum.

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Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keshava Temple
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Devaraja Market ©
Devaraja Market

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get outside with Kote Abbey waterfalls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg, tee off at Mercara Downs Golf Club, then look for gifts at Choci Coorg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and finally see the interesting displays at Government Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri day trip planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagarhole National Park, Budikote, Devaragundi Falls
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Nagarhole National Park ©
Nagarhole National Park
Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Aryadurga Temple, kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach, then Head underground at Shiva Cave, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotitirtha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Headbandar Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantika Parameshwari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple, make a trip to Mirjan Fort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nirvana Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Belekan beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gokarna vacation website.

You can drive from Madikeri to Gokarna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kumta, Shri Aryadurga Temple
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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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.
Head to Shamrock Jewellers and Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smithsfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Shanta Durga Temple and Church of Holy Spirit are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mobor Beach, stroll through Betalbatim Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

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Drive from Gokarna to Goa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach

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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 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, then admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hampi trip planner.

You can drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Hampi, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Devanathaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Padaleeswarar Temple, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanniga Parameswari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and finally look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse, stroll through Veerampattinam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stroll through Serenity Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Pondicherry online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Pondicherry takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cuddalore, Sadhana Forest
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ©
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Thekkady Rose Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Thekkady takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Swiftlet Cave Munnar, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
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 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

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Fly from Munnar to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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