12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kozhikode
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Malappuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Thrissur
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Vaidehi Waterfall and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore day trip app.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Coimbatore is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Mudumalai National Park, identify plant and animal life at Sanctuary Avalanche, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, contemplate the waterfront views at Panchatirtha, then identify plant and animal life at Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Karalad Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Meenmutty Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, then see human ingenuity at work at Banasurasagar Dam, then examine the collection at Wayanad Tea Museum, and finally explore the activities along Pookot Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kalpetta online route planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Karalad Lake, Wayanad Tea Museum, Banasurasagar Dam
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
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Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) ©
Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall)
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kappad Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, walk around Mavoor Wetlands, then stroll through Beypore Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sarovaram Biopark, and finally kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode travel app.

Getting from Kalpetta to Kozhikode by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
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Beypore Beach ©
Beypore Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach

1
night
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kottakkunnu, deepen your understanding at Arya Vidya Sala, delve into the lush surroundings at Nedumkayam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Kodikuthimala, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Padinharekara Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Malappuram trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kozhikode to Malappuram by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Malappuram, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Malappuram

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Padinharekara Beach ©
Padinharekara Beach
Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple
Arya Vidya Sala ©
Arya Vidya Sala

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then gain insight at Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Guruvayur trip planner.

Drive from Malappuram to Guruvayur in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Vilangan Hills, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snehatheeram Beach, then examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Thrissur takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Snehatheeram Beach ©
Snehatheeram Beach
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park

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