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)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cherai Beach and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Kuruppampady to see Paniyeli Poru about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Kochi (Cochin) is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Paniyeli Poru
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas

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 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottappally Beach, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Jain Temple, Alleppey ©
Jain Temple, Alleppey

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and then stop by Tata Tea Outlet. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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