19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 1 day
2
Hampi
— 1 night
3
Badami
— 1 night
4
Gokarna
— 1 night
5
Madikeri
— 1 night
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
7
Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
9
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
10
Munnar
— 1 night
11
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
12
Alappuzha
— 1 night
13
Varkala Town
— 1 night
14
Pondicherry
— 1 night
15
Chennai
— 1 night
16
Hyderabad
— 1 night
17
Gandikota
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, thenexamine the collection at Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. January in Bengaluru sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, admire the striking features of Zanana Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hampi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in January since evenings lows in Hampi dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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Badami

Badami ©
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banashankari Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, steep yourself in history at Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, thenexplore the world behind art at The Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Badami tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Archaeological Museum
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Sangameshwara Temple ©
Sangameshwara Temple
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Cave, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotitirtha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gokarna trip planner.

You can drive from Badami to Gokarna in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 5th (Tue), get outside with Kote Abbey waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg, see the interesting displays at Government Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, and finally admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madikeri day trip planning site.

Drive from Gokarna to Madikeri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nagarhole National Park, Devaragundi Falls
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Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb
Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg ©
Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg
Nagarhole National Park ©
Nagarhole National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Hobby Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, look for gifts at Ramsons House, thenstep into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip website.

Getting from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sulthan Bathery.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

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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 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Forane Church, deepen your understanding at Regional Agricultural Research Station, get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, thenmake a trip to Phantom Rock, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sulthan Bathery journey website.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Sulthan Bathery by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sulthan Bathery: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kalpetta, Phantom Rock
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Jain Temple Wayanad ©
Jain Temple Wayanad
Assumption Forane Church ©
Assumption Forane Church

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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 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abu Vishwa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muniswarar Temple, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and finally appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sulthan Bathery to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sulthan Bathery in January, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
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Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church ©
Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Muniswarar Temple ©
Muniswarar Temple

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, walk around Bryant Park, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, thenget great views at Pillar Rocks, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal online journey planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in January, expect Kodaikanal to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Point, thenget great views at Munnar Hill Station, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Munnar online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Munnar takes 5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in January, you will find days in Munnar are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, wander the streets of Jew Town, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, thengain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip site.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha journey maker tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo
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St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo ©
St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple ©
Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get great views at Varkala Cliff, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thenrevel in the low prices at Asparagus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Varkala Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites Spas Beaches
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Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri
Varkala Light House
Varkala Light House

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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 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, get engrossed in the history at Pondicherry Museum, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Varkala Town to Pondicherry in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ©

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Chennai

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Chennai

Tours Historic Sites Beaches
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Walking tours
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Qutb Shahi Tombs, contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, view the masterpieces at Kalakriti Art Gallery, thendon't miss a visit to Mahtab Mahal, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Charminar. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple, examine the collection at Sudha Cars Museum, learn more about the world around you at B.M. Birla Science Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, thenlook and learn at B.M. Birla Planetarium, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Hyderabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyderabad, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gandikota.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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Gandikota

Gandikota ©
Gandikota is a village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India.Gandikota was ruled by powerful Telugu dynasty, the Pemmasani Dynasty and was one of the most prominent forts in the country.EtymologyThe fort of Gandikota acquired its name due to the 'gorge', formed between the Erramala range of hills, also known as Gandikota hills and the river Pennar that flows at its foot, reducing its width to a mere 300 ft . Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mylavaram Dam. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Gandikota Tents and then contemplate the long history of Gandikota Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gandikota travel route app.

Traveling by car from Hyderabad to Gandikota takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hyderabad in January: highs in Gandikota hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gandikota

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Mylavaram Dam
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Gandikota Tents ©
Gandikota Tents
Gandikota Fort ©
Gandikota Fort
Mylavaram Dam ©
Mylavaram Dam

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