56 days in India Itinerary

56 days in India Itinerary

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56 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kollam
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Pondicherry
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Chennai
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

11
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Road are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Chowara Beach (in Chowara), Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, Adimalathura Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Travancore, examine the collection at Napier Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip website .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Chowara Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

11
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Head to H & J Mall and R P Mallfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Konni Elephant Training Centre and Leisure Zone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kollam: Azheekal Beach (in Azheekal), Pathanamthitta (Muloor Smarakam, Bhagavathy Temple, & more) and Hanging Bridge Punalur (in Punalur). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ashtamudi Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple, enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Port Kollam Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kollam online trip planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam in 2 hours. September in Kollam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pathanamthitta, Mavelikara, Adoor, Krishnapuram Palace, Konni Elephant Training Centre
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Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Azheekal Beach ©
Azheekal Beach
Leisure Zone ©
Leisure Zone

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Padmanabhapuram Palace and Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kanyakumari Beach and Sothavilai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil), Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary (in Koonthakulam) and Muttom Beach (in Muttom). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate the long history of Chitharal Hill Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari tour builder .

Traveling by car from Kollam to Kanyakumari takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Nagercoil, Chitharal Hill Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, Muttom Beach
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach

7
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dhanushkodi Beach and Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. Get some cultural insight at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Kalam National Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Rameswaram: Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam) and Ramanathapuram (Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram, Mangalanatha Swamy Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram journey planning app .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ramanathapuram, Navagraha Temple
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

9
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Get out of town with these interesting Pondicherry side-trips: Cuddalore (Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, Padaleeswarar Temple, & more), Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam) and Villupuram (Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Svaram, view the masterpieces at Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and kick back and relax at Serenity Beach.

Discover how to plan a Pondicherry trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Rameswaram to Pondicherry in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villupuram, Cuddalore, Auroville, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Mailam Murugan Temple
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

10
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll get in some beach time at Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Express Avenue Mall and The Forum Vijaya Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Tiger Cave, & more), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam (in Melmaruvathur). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, wander the streets of Mylapore, shop like a local with Pondy Bazaar, and steep yourself in history at Fort St. George.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Chennai online trip builder .

Getting from Pondicherry to Chennai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum, Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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