20 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

20 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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20 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
2
Chennai, India
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Kumbakonam, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Rameswaram, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Munnar, India
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
8
Mahabaleshwar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Shirdi, India
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h
10
Srinagar, India
— 1 day
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
11
Agra, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Varanasi, India
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Tirupati, India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Srikalahasti, India
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
15
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 26th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur attractions site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. February in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chennai, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

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Kumbakonam, India

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kumbakonam trip itinerary website .

Getting from Chennai to Kumbakonam by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Sarangapani Temple ©
Sarangapani Temple

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Rameswaram, India

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agnitheertham.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rameswaram travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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Kanyakumari, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari day trip website .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In March in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and enjoy the sea views from Puthuvype Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kochi (Cochin) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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Munnar, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munnar journey builder site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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Mahabaleshwar, India

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Venna Lake, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Mahabaleshwar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

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Shirdi, India

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maruti Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khandoba Mandir, examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shirdi online vacation planner .

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Shirdi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Shirdi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

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Srinagar, India

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Srinagar road trip planner.

Getting from Shirdi to Srinagar by combination of train and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Shirdi in March; daily highs in Srinagar reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Agra using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Srinagar to Agra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Srinagar in March: highs in Agra hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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Varanasi, India

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Varanasi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ganges River
Ganges River

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Tirupati, India

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tirupati day trip planning website .

Getting from Varanasi to Tirupati by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Srikalahasti.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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Srikalahasti, India

Srikalahasti ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): trek along Tada Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Srikalahasti.

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You can drive from Tirupati to Srikalahasti in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Srikalahasti can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Srikalahasti

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tada Falls
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Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple ©
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple ©
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple
Srikalahasti ©
Srikalahasti

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Naqqar Khana, then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, then identify plant and animal life at Jahanpanah City Forest, and finally admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Delhi sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Srikalahasti to New Delhi with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Srikalahasti in March: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

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