60 days in India Itinerary

60 days in India Itinerary

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Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive
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Vellore
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly to Bengaluru, Taxi to Bengaluru
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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Bus
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kannur
— 5 nights
Bus
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Thrissur
— 4 nights
Train to Aluva, Fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thiruvalla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly to Bhopal, Train to Khajuraho
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Khajuraho
— 1 day
Drive
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Haridwar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mumbai
— 4 nights
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Chennai — 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Step out of Chennai with an excursion to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elliot's Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Mahabalipuram — 2 nights

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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, make a trip to Pancha Rathas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges, then explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, and finally don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mahabalipuram trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Pondicherry.
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Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Pondicherry — 2 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stop by Kriti Eco Boutique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, then look for gifts at Domus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry trip planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thiruvannamalai.
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Thiruvannamalai — 1 night

On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandashramam, then Head underground at Virupaksha Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvannamalai tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Thiruvannamalai takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vellore.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Vellore — 1 night

An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then contemplate the long history of Vellore Fort, and then make a trip to Sripuram Golden Temple.

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Traveling by car from Thiruvannamalai to Vellore takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vellore can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Kanchipuram — 1 night

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), and then delve into the distant past at Alamparai Fort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kanchipuram online attractions planner.

Getting from Vellore to Kanchipuram by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Vellore in May, expect nights in Kanchipuram to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 44°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Tirupati.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Tirupati — 1 night

Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, then explore the activities along Japali Teertham, then admire the striking features of Chandragiri Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tirupati trip planner.

Getting from Kanchipuram to Tirupati by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Bengaluru — 4 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the landmark architecture of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and soothe aching muscles at The Art of Living.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tirupati to Bengaluru takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Mysuru (Mysore) — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, stroll through Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) journey builder app.

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Bengaluru in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Kannur.
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Kannur — 5 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Thalassery (Thalassery Fort & Sri Jagannatha Temple) and Azhikkal Beach (in Azhikode). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, look and learn at Science Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary app.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Thrissur.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

Thrissur — 4 nights

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple & Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram), Thumboormuzhi Garden (in Athirappilly) and Vadanapilly Beach (in Kodungallur). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Chavakkad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodalmanikyam Temple, and examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thrissur trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. May in Thrissur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 5 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 Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay), Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, &more) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Varkala Cliff). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey maker site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Munnar — 4 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.
Step out of Munnar to go to Idukki and see Mathikettan Shola National Park, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 5 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parunthumpara (in Peermade) and Ramakkalmedu (in Nedumkandam). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, experience rural life at Spice Walk, see human ingenuity at work at Mullaperiyar Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady route maker site.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvalla.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Thiruvalla — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Central Travancore

Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvalla: Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur), Azheekal Beach (in Azheekal) and Pathanamthitta (Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple & St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli )). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parumala Church and make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Thiruvalla trip planning tool.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvalla in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Thiruvalla are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kottayam.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Kottayam — 4 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kottayam: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Trove (in Kanjirappally) and Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, explore the activities along Vembanad Lake, deepen your understanding at Mahatma Gandhi University, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiyyanpara.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam driving holiday planner.

Getting from Thiruvalla to Kottayam by car takes about an hour. In June in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Kochi (Cochin) — 5 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Khajuraho.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Khajuraho — 1 day

Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Adinath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Khajuraho online vacation maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kochi (Cochin) to Khajuraho in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Haridwar — 2 nights

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haridwar: Rishikesh (The Beatles Ashram, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haridwar trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Khajuraho to Haridwar by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Mumbai.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Mumbai — 4 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowpatty Beach, hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, and take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner.

You can fly from Haridwar to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

India travel guide

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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.
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Andhra Pradesh travel guide

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Koh-i-Noor of India
From beautiful beaches to pristine hills and sapphire lakes, Andhra Pradesh offers a wide range of natural settings to appeal to tourists. Stone forts, impressive carved towers, and tiger and bird sanctuaries stand out as some of the best attractions in Andra Pradesh, while the state’s long coastline is dotted with scenic sandy beaches. Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim pilgrimage sites attract devotees year-round, while dense forests and diverse wildlife make Andhra Pradesh a popular eco-tourism destination. A well-developed railway network gives tourism in Andhra Pradesh a certain touch of romance and nostalgia.
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Karnataka travel guide

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Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.
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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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Madhya Pradesh travel guide

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The Heart of India; The Heart of Incredible India; MP
Centrally located in the subcontinent, Madhya Pradesh has been the crossroads of cultures and influences--Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim alike--throughout its history. Things to see in Madhya Pradesh include ancient stone temple complexes with impressive towers and intricate erotic carvings, historic forts, elaborate mosques, and UNESCO-protected Mesolithic stone paintings. With a subtropical climate and 30 per cent of its territory covered by forest, the province offers numerous scenic hikes with waterfalls, hills, and rivulets to admire. Straddling the Narmada River, which runs through a magnificent marble gorge, Madhya Pradesh also abounds with wildlife and nature reserves. Visit the national park with the highest population density of tigers in the world, and see other magnificent animals while you're at it. Take a dip in one of the sacred rivers and sample regional cuisine rich with spices and exotic flavors.
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