11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Thrissur and see Athirappilly Waterfalls, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Athirappilly Water Falls
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. 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 explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planning website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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