11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  21​h 15​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Chennai (Madras)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Goa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Auckland Central

1
night
New Delhi

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 11th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Of India, then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi journey tool .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to New Delhi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Auckland Central to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in February, expect cooler with lows of 13°C in New Delhi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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hours
Munnar

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 13th (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Munnar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in February: high temperatures in Munnar hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Photo Point ©
Photo Point

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online road trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Kovalam

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 15th (Fri), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Chennai (Madras).

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Vivekananda House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Chennai (Madras) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kovalam in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Chennai (Madras). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Vivekananda House ©
Vivekananda House

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Goa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in February, plan for slightly colder days in Goa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 18th (Mon), look for gifts at Sancha Tea Boutique, don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Rosary Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then cruise along Marine Drive.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in February, you will find days in Mumbai are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are a bit cooler (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
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