60 days in Aurangabad, South India & Goa Itinerary

60 days in Aurangabad, South India & Goa Itinerary

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60 days in Aurangabad, South India & Goa Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  28​h
1
Aurangabad
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kannur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Chennai
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1​h
9
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Goa
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

4
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Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Bring the kids along to Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir and Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aurangabad: Dwarkamai Masjid (in Shirdi) and Ajanta Caves (in Ajanta). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Ellora Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad online attractions planner .

Montreal, Canada to Aurangabad is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Montreal to Aurangabad. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in January; daily highs in Aurangabad reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shirdi, Ajanta Caves
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

5
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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.
Bring the kids along to Elephant Junction and Chinnakanel Water Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Thekkady (Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, Periyar Tiger Reserve, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munnar road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Aurangabad to Munnar in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In January, Munnar is somewhat warmer than Aurangabad - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Thekkady
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

6
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kids will enjoy Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam), Vivekananda Rock Memorial (in Kanyakumari) and Varkala Town (Kappil Beach, Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To plan Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (Alappuzha Beach & Jain Temple, Alleppey) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Botanical Gardens and Ooty Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Attapadi Reserve Forest (in Palakkad) and Sim`s Park (in Coonoor). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To find maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sim`s Park, Attapadi Reserve Forest
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

6
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kids will enjoy Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Thottada Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar), Thalassery Fort (in Thalassery) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Azhikkal Beach, and make a trip to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kannur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Azhikode, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Sargaalaya, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and Brindavan Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mysuru (Mysore): Madikeri (Raja's Seat & Abbi Falls), Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna) and Kabini River (in Kalpetta). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Planet Earth Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

To plan Mysuru (Mysore) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Madikeri, Kabini River, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Bring the kids along to Marina Beach and Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and stop by Cane and Bamboo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February, with highs in Chennai at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rockfort Temple
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Covelong Beach will thrill your kids. When in Mahabalipuram, make a side trip to see Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal in Kanchipuram, approximately Kanchipuram away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, look for gifts at Jewel Mount., admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vedagiriswarar Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. February in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vedagiriswarar Temple, Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal, Covelong Beach
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach

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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 4th (Wed): make a trip to Pondicherry Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, and then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Rock Beach ©
Rock 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.
Step out of Hampi with an excursion to Tungabhadra Dam in Hospet--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, and delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

Plan trip to Hampi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Pondicherry to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Royal Enclosure, Tungabhadra Dam
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Tungabhadra Dam ©
Tungabhadra Dam
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Attractions like Om Beach and Ravindranath Tagore Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Gokarna: Durga Temple (in Karwar) and Shantika Parameshwari Temple (in Kumta). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Cave.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gokarna tour builder tool .

Drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Karwar, Shantika Parameshwari Temple
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon 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.
Attractions like Agonda Beach and Calangute Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, stroll through Patnem-Colomb Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goa online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Goa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Goa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 32°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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