11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Thrissur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Camp Sanctuary as well as Athirappilly Waterfalls. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Thrissur road trip website .

Ahmedabad to Thrissur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in September, expect nights in Thrissur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Athirappilly Waterfalls ©
Athirappilly Waterfalls

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip website .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spas, Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary and Poovar Island. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, identify plant and animal life at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday builder tool .

Take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary ©
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary
Spas
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam journey maker website .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. September in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get great views at Sunset View Point, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari online visit planner .

Take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Madurai trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online trip builder .

Getting from Madurai to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In September in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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