35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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35 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Goa
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hampi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Pondicherry
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Singapore

7
nights
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing & Alappuzha Beach). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) journey website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Attapadi Reserve Forest (in Palakkad), Panamaram Jain Temple (in Panamaram) and Padinjarathara Dam (in Kalpetta). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, appreciate the views at Virgin Valley, admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

For where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panamaram Jain Temple, Virgin Valley, Padinjarathara Dam, Attapadi Reserve Forest, Sim`s Park
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Panamaram Jain Temple
Panamaram Jain Temple

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 26th (Sun): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, then make a trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiva Cave. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gokarna day trip site .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Gokarna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

5
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Agonda Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Calangute Beach, stop by Shamrock Jewellers, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Goa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Calangute Beach ©
Calangute Beach

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Hampi with a short trip to Tungabhadra Dam in Hospet, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, make a trip to Stepped Tank, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goa in February, you will find days in Hampi are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tungabhadra Dam, Royal Enclosure
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

4
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Take a break from Pondicherry with a short trip to Matrimandir in Auroville, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry road trip planning site .

Getting from Hampi to Pondicherry by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Go for a jaunt from Mahabalipuram to Muttukadu to see DakshinaChitra Museum about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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