60 days in India Itinerary

60 days in India Itinerary

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60 days in India Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Goa
— 9 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Hampi
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Madurai
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Pondicherry
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Mahabalipuram
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
13
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Montreal, Quebec


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9
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio do Deao and Basilica of Bom Jesus. Kids will enjoy Palolem Beach and Mobor Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cansaulim Beach, stroll through Ozran Beach, steep yourself in history at Mahalaxmi Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount.

To find reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Goa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Montreal to Goa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in January: high temperatures in Goa hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach

5
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Elephant Stables. Popular historic sites such as Hampi and Balakrishna Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, steep yourself in history at Ganagitti Jain Temple, identify plant and animal life at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, and delve into the distant past at Octagonal Bath.

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You can drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bellary
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Hampi ©
Hampi
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple

6
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Avadhoota Datta Peetham and Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru . Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Vindhyagiri Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Mysuru (Mysore) side-trips: Bandipur (Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve & BRT Wildlife Sanctuary) and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Melkote Kalyani.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) visit planning app .

You can drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Hampi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mysuru (Mysore), with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandipur, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, Vindhyagiri Temple
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru ©
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru

5
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.
Visit Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Sanctuary Avalanche and Gedee Car Museum. When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see Arulmigu Koniamman Temple in Coimbatore, approximately Coimbatore away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip maker app .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Government Botanical Garden
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Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche

3
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Varkala Beach and Kappil Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thangassery Light House and Ashtamudi Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Santhigiri Ashram in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, and look for gifts at The Art of India.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Varkala Town visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Varkala Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in February since evenings lows in Varkala Town dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santhigiri Ashram, Thangassery Light House, Ashtamudi Lake
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Santhigiri Ashram ©
Santhigiri Ashram
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and then get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagaraja Temple, then kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, kick back and relax at Muttom Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Muttom Beach, Nagaraja Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and Pazhamudhir Solai. Get some historical perspective at Koodal Azhagar Temple and Kannathal Temple. Step out of Madurai with an excursion to Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple in Sivakasi--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, contemplate the long history of Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Madurai, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Kannathal Temple
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Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 20th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary and then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner.

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

5
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rock Beach and Gingee Fort. Visit Serenity Beach and Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Pondicherry's surroundings by going to Thillai Kali Amman Temple (in Chidambaram), Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam) and Devanathaswamy Temple (in Cuddalore). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary app .

Drive from Rameswaram to Pondicherry in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thillai Kali Amman Temple, Mailam Murugan Temple, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Sadhana Forest, Gingee Fort
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Gingee Fort ©
Gingee Fort
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest

5
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Get some historical perspective at Kamakshi Amman Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Bring the kids along to Covelong Beach and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mahabalipuram: Kanchipuram (Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Vedagiriswarar Temple, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanchipuram, Covelong Beach, Vedagiriswarar Temple
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Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham ©
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Breezy Beach and Jagannath Temple, Kanathur. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parthasarathy Temple and Aarupadai Veedu Temple. Step out of Chennai to go to Poompuhar and see Pallavaneswarar Temple, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chennai journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, Pallavaneswarar Temple
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Aarupadai Veedu Temple ©
Aarupadai Veedu Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple
Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church

2
nights
Badami

Badami ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Group of Monuments in Pattadakal and Aihole are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banashankari Temple and Mallikarjuna Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Badami side-trips: Pattadakal (Sangameshvara Temple & Papanatha Temple). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, and explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Badami day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chennai to Badami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Aihole ©
Aihole
Sangameshvara Temple ©
Sangameshvara Temple

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