11 days in Darjeeling & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

11 days in Darjeeling & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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11 days in Darjeeling & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Darjeeling
1
Darjeeling
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
End: Darjeeling

6
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Char Dham. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalimpong (Pine View Nursery, Hanuman Temple, & more) and Namchi (Ngadak Monastery, Siddheswar Dham, & more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Tiger Hill, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Batasia Loop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darjeeling, use our trip itinerary maker.

In October, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Namchi, Kalimpong
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Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery

2
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.
Attractions like Marari Beach and Fort Kochi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cherai Beach, wander the streets of Jew Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kochi (Cochin) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach

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