15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thekkady vacation trip planner.

New Delhi to Thekkady is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

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Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
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3
days
Alappuzha

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Step out of Alappuzha with an excursion to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and make a trip to Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha tour planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach
Kerala Backwaters

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then stroll through Cherai Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip generator.

Drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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Cherai Beach
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip builder.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

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.
On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach and then kick back and relax at Chowara Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Chowara Beach
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Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is very close to Kovalam. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Varkala
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Varkala Beach
Shanghumukham Beach
Spas & Wellness

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