16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Konni
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h
2
Nagpur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Agra
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
4
Leh
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
10
Kannur
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
11
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
12
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Konni


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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

Before you visit Mararikulam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Konni to Mararikulam is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Nagpur

Nagpur
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Arani River.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagpur tour site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mararikulam to Nagpur. When traveling from Mararikulam in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Nagpur, with highs around 51°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Nagpur

Nature Parks

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 3rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra route maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Nagpur to Agra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Agra, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

1
night
Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 4th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then Head underground at Saspol Caves.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Photography Tours
Saspol Caves ©
Saspol Caves

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kiala Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shimla online road trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally stroll through Lamadugh Trek.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manali itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

1
night
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, and finally look for gifts at Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad road trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Hyderabad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hyderabad can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Chowmahalla Palace ©
Chowmahalla Palace

1
night
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 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner.

You can fly from Hyderabad to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Bengaluru is little chillier than Hyderabad - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Omkareshwarar Temple ©
Omkareshwarar Temple

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Choottad Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanjirakoli Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kannur online tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara Beach

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 13th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kannur to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then stop by Greenworld Spices & Herbal, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thekkady road trip tool.

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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