10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
plane:  14​h 30​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:  1​h
5
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kollam
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Marine Drive, Kerala Folklore Museum, Church of Saint Francis, and other attractions. On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, then walk around Marine Drive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planning site .

Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 Echo Point, Punarjani Traditional Village, Photo Point, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Mon), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, identify plant and animal life at Echo Point, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munnar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abraham's Spice Garden, Elephant Junction and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip maker site .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kerala Backwaters as well as Sarangi House Boats Alappuzha. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters and then take a tour by water with Sarangi House Boats Alappuzha.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kerala Backwaters
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kumarakom visit planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kumarakom in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

1
day
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palaruvi Falls as well as Varkala Beach. On the 13th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Palaruvi Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Port Kollam Church, take a peaceful walk through Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, then kick back and relax at Kollam Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kollam day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Kollam in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vivekananda Rock Memorial as well as Kanyakumari Beach. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kollam to Kovalam takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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