12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kozhikode
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malappuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Thrissur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Vaidehi Waterfall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore tour app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Coimbatore is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
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Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Mudumalai National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra, contemplate the waterfront views at Panchatirtha, then identify plant and animal life at Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Karalad Lake, admire the sheer force of Meenmutty Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, see human ingenuity at work at Banasurasagar Dam, then see the interesting displays at Wayanad Tea Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kalpetta online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wayanad Tea Museum, Banasurasagar Dam, Karalad Lake
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Kappad Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, walk around Mavoor Wetlands, kick back and relax at Beypore Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sarovaram Biopark, and finally stroll through Kozhikode Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Kozhikode takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kozhikode are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Beypore Beach ©
Beypore Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach

1
night
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Kottakkunnu, deepen your understanding at Arya Vidya Sala, delve into the lush surroundings at Nedumkayam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple, then stroll through Kodikuthimala, and finally stroll through Padinharekara Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malappuram journey planning site .

Drive from Kozhikode to Malappuram in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Malappuram

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Padinharekara Beach ©
Padinharekara Beach
Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Arya Vidya Sala ©
Arya Vidya Sala

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then deepen your understanding at Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur online road trip planner .

You can drive from Malappuram to Guruvayur in 2 hours. In November in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Vilangan Hills, enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thrissur day trip planner.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Thrissur in an hour. In November in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Snehatheeram Beach ©
Snehatheeram Beach
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park

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