11 days in Kerala, Bengaluru & New Delhi Itinerary

11 days in Kerala, Bengaluru & New Delhi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Muscat
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Muscat

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site.

Muscat, Oman to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Muscat to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Muscat in October; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Spas

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally stop by Kerala Crafts. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
Visit Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Moon Stone Arts and Asparagusfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town) and Kovalam (Hawa Beach & Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, look for gifts at Badsha Stores, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bengaluru, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
UB City ©
UB City
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Badsha Stores ©
Badsha Stores

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner.

You can fly from Bengaluru to New Delhi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

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