10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, thendeepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, look for gifts at Goodwill Collection, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeevamatha Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha online route planner.

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Varkala Town trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenhead off the coast to Poovar Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kovalam day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 6th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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