11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  11​h 30​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mettupalayam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coimbatore
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) planner .

Hyderabad to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)

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night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planning app .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mettupalayam.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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Mettupalayam

Mettupalayam
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mettupalayam visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mettupalayam takes 2 hours. While traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mettupalayam, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Mettupalayam

Parks Museums

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore day trip app .

Traveling by car from Mettupalayam to Coimbatore takes an hour. In December in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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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 Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park as well as Munnar Trekking Adventure. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip maker tool .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Munnar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Alappuzha on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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 Alleppey Backwaters. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha vacation planner.

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cherai Beach, Greenix Village and Fort Kochi Beach. On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, and finally take in a show at Greenix Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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nights
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 Elephant Junction. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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