10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Jew Town. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach

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 20th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and then stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 21st (Sat), look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then experience rural life at Spice Walk, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thekkady trip simple and quick.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Sarwaa.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Mararikulam Beach, stroll through Marari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, then stop by Pulimootttil Silks, and finally view the masterpieces at Kerala Album Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kumarakom Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Kumarakom by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Pulimootttil Silks
Highlights from your plan
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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