10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
New Delhi

3
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Spas & Wellness (in Varkala). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

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New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect much warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach

3
days
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Jew Town

2
days
Munnar

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 30th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

1
day
Kodaikanal

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Coaker's Walk and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

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You can drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks
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Kodaikanal Lake
Coaker's Walk

few
hours
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks
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Botanical Gardens

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