10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Mumbai

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day
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mumbai. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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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 19th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe. On the next day, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and subway from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Kochi (Cochin). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
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 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 22nd (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden, then get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 23rd (Wed), stop by Prema Vilas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Thekkady to Madurai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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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 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Parthas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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