10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Coimbatore

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 26th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway, then take a stroll through Jew Town, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Coimbatore to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, then don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
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 30th (Fri), get outside with Golden Sand Beach Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Vellayani Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip maker tool .

Take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munnar trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look and learn at Green land spice garden, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

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