17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Munnar
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Palolem Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary builder site .

Brussels, Belgium to Goa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Goa is 4 hours. In November, Goa is much warmer than Brussels - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

1
night
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 12th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hampi trip website .

You can drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goa in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hampi, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple, and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

You can drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. When traveling from Hampi in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madurai in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, with highs in Madurai at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

4
nights
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.
Explore Munnar's surroundings by going to Thekkady (Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, Periyar Tiger Reserve, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Madurai to Munnar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Thekkady
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha route app .

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

Discover how to plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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