10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
drive:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Idukki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Varkala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tea Gardens, Tea Museum, Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire all the interesting features of Lockhart Tea Museum, and then take a peaceful walk through Photo Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Top Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Point, then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planning site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Idukki.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lockhart Tea Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
day
Idukki

Idukki ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kalvari Mount as well as Idukki Dam. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Idukki Dam and then take in the awesome beauty at Kalvari Mount.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Idukki attractions planner .

Getting from Munnar to Idukki by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Idukki

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount
Idukki Dam ©
Idukki Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You've now added Periyar National Park to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip maker app .

You can drive from Idukki to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Thekkady

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

1
night
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jatayu Earth's Center, Varkala Cliff and Varkala Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Thekkady to Varkala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Varkala, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jatayu Earth's Center
Highlights from your plan
Jatayu Earth's Center ©
Jatayu Earth's Center
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip maker .

Getting from Varkala to Alappuzha by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off toKochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cherai Beach as well as Marine Drive. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, stroll around Marine Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 4th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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