18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  5​h
1
Visakhapatnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Thiruvannamalai
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Madurai
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Varkala
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dehradun

2
nights
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Simhachalam Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kailasa Giri, and then Head underground at Borra Caves. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rishikonda Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Rama Krishna Beach, and then examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum.

Plan my day in Visakhapatnam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dehradun to Visakhapatnam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Kailasagiri ©
Kailasagiri

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Shrine of Our Lady of Health ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Health

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 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Bull Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with UB City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwarar Temple, then stroll through Cubbon Park, and finally admire the striking features of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hyderabad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
UB City ©
UB City

2
nights
Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
You've now added Arunachaleshwara Temple to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Gingee Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamara Guhai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvannamalai trip planner .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Thiruvannamalai in 5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thiruvannamalai, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gingee Fort
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Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple
Gingee Fort ©
Gingee Fort

3
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madurai online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thiruvannamalai to Madurai in 5.5 hours. January in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaalikesam Waterfalls, and finally make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sunset View Point.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In January in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Varkala road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Varkala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Varkala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

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