60 days in India, Jaffna & Kandy Itinerary

60 days in India, Jaffna & Kandy Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 5 nights
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Mahabaleshwar, India
— 4 nights
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Kolhapur, India
— 3 nights
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Goa, India
— 5 nights
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Badami, India
— 2 nights
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Hampi, India
— 4 nights
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Belur, India
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 3 nights
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Munnar, India
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 6 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 4 nights
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Kanyakumari, India
— 4 nights
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Rameswaram, India
— 2 nights
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
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Mumbai, India

— 5 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
When in Mumbai, make a side trip to see Imagicaa in Khopoli, approximately Khopoli away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip builder app.

London, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Mumbai at 37°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Mahabaleshwar, India

— 4 nights
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Mahabaleshwar is known for historic sites, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Savitri Point, pause for some photo ops at Shivkalin Khedegaon, and delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar journey app.

Getting from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Kolhapur, India

— 3 nights

Karveer

Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Kolhapur is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramtirth Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace, and see the interesting displays at Siddhagiri Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kolhapur trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Kolhapur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Goa, India

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Aline’s Beauty Care, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Socorro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kolhapur to Goa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

Badami, India

— 2 nights
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Temple Complex, explore the ancient world of Aihole, explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then steep yourself in history at Mallikarjuna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Badami Cave Temples, contemplate the long history of Badami Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Badami online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Goa to Badami takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Hampi, India

— 4 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Hampi is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi road trip planning site.

Drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hampi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Belur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Belur, India

— 1 night
Belooru (is a Town Municipal Council and taluka in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pathaleshwara Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chennakesava Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Belur trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Belur takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Belur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
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Mysuru (Mysore), India

— 4 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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, stop by Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. February in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in March: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Munnar, India

— 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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip planning tool.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Munnar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

Kochi (Cochin), India

— 6 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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

— 4 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, &more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, Kovalam Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

Kanyakumari, India

— 4 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Tirunelveli (Suyambulinga swamy temple & Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, walk around Lemurian Park, and kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari road trip planning app.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

Rameswaram, India

— 2 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally make a trip to Ramar Padam.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaffna.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nallur Kovil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, then trek along Kayts Causeway, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jaffna trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Rameswaram to Jaffna in 49 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 5 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kandy travel route planning app.

Getting from Jaffna to Kandy by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:

India travel guide

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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.