10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​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.
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Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. You will leave for Alappuzha on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha journey builder website .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kerala Backwaters, see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kumarakom Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom travel route 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 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kottayam, Kerala Backwaters
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Kumarakom to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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