11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Mumbai

3
days
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.
Attractions like Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Chinnakanal Waterfalls make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

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Mumbai (Bombay) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
days
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 28th (Tue), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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

2
days
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

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Traveling by car from Kovalam to Kumarakom takes 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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