8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
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Rajkot
— 1 night
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Visakhapatnam
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 1 night

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 1st (Wed): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets and then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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 3rd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, and then look for gifts at Adil & Azam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip builder website.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, things will get little chillier in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Bengaluru

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley of India

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 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, then get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by bus from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rajkot.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Rajkot

— 1 night
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagat Mandir.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rajkot route planning site.

Explore your travel options from Bengaluru to Rajkot with the Route module. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, Rajkot is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Rajkot

Historic Sites · Museums
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Visakhapatnam

— 1 night

Jewel of the East Coast

The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, then stroll around Kailasagiri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam driving holiday planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rajkot to Visakhapatnam. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Karnataka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.

Andhra Pradesh travel guide

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Koh-i-Noor of India
From beautiful beaches to pristine hills and sapphire lakes, Andhra Pradesh offers a wide range of natural settings to appeal to tourists. Stone forts, impressive carved towers, and tiger and bird sanctuaries stand out as some of the best attractions in Andra Pradesh, while the state’s long coastline is dotted with scenic sandy beaches. Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim pilgrimage sites attract devotees year-round, while dense forests and diverse wildlife make Andhra Pradesh a popular eco-tourism destination. A well-developed railway network gives tourism in Andhra Pradesh a certain touch of romance and nostalgia.