12 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

12 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

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12 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + ferry:  13​h
1
Male, Maldives
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 15​min
2
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kumarakom, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pallivasal, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
day
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Male online travel planner .

London, UK to Male is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Male hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Maafushi Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Kochi (Cochin), India

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 24th (Thu): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Jew Town, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) visit site .

Traveling by flight from Maafushi Island to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Kumarakom, India

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then explore the galleries of Kerala Album Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kumarakom sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. In October in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

2
nights
Pallivasal, India

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pallivasal tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Pallivasal takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pallivasal

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

4
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady holiday website .

Traveling by car from Pallivasal to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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