23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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Chennai
— 1 night
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Pondicherry
— 3 nights
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Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 1 night
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
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Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Breezy Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Sri Muppathamman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarupadai Veedu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Mount Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayurappan Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai day trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Chennai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Chennai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

Pondicherry

— 3 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Visit Veerampattinam Beach and Silver Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sadhana Forest and Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Pondicherry side-trips: Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam) and Padaleeswarar Temple (in Cuddalore). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varadaraja Perumal Temple, stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, take in the exciting artwork at Kalinka Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip maker website.

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Chidambaram

— 1 night
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chidambaram trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chidambaram in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Tiruchirappalli

— 1 night

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 13th (Mon), head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raahu Navagrahasthalam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvalanchuzhi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Railway Heritage Centre cum Railway Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Chidambaram to Tiruchirappalli in 3.5 hours. January in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Coimbatore

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore journey planning app.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Tea Museum has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Muniyara - Anakottapara park and Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Lakkam Waterfalls. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery and admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munnar road trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Munnar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Thekkady

— 1 night
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning app.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Alappuzha

— 4 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
You've now added Alleppey Backwaters to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sree Subramanya Swami Temple and Andhakaranazhi Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at International Coir Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Kochi (Cochin)

— 4 nights

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.
Kashi Art Gallery and Shiva Temple Ernakulam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Edappally Church Complex and Kerala Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Waltons Boutique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
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.