11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
plane:  14​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, then view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and finally view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site .

Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

2
nights
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 9th (Mon), stop by Tata Tea Outlet, get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Spas Shopping Historic Sites
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Spas
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady attractions tool .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Kumarakom Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kumarakom in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will thrill your kids. Visit Lighthouse Beach and Adimalathura Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Vizhinjam Lighthouse (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)), Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Kanyakumari (Our Lady of Ransom Church, Bhagavathy Amman Temple, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, stop by Sarwaa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Vellayani Lake.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Kovalam takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari, Nagaraja Temple
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Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple

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