10 days in Kerala & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Kerala & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
Manali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
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 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Sightseeing

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

2
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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 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens

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 St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Historic Sites Theme Parks

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St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park

2
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Manali takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall

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