10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  2​h
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) planning tool .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 9th (Mon), get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha online tour planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset View Point, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanyakumari fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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