12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Tawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Cherrapunjee
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nameri National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Guwahati trip itinerary planning app .

New Delhi to Guwahati is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: highs in Guwahati hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Guwahati

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nameri National Park
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©

2
nights
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Tawang is known for nature, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sela Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Gorichen Peak, contemplate the long history of Jaswant Garh War Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Tawang War Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tawang online tour planner .

Getting from Guwahati to Tawang by car takes about 14.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Tawang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Tawang Buddhist Monastery ©
Tawang Buddhist Monastery
Tawang War Memorial ©
Tawang War Memorial

1
night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
On the 9th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Church, admire the sheer force of Nohkalikai Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherrapunjee journey builder app .

You can drive from Tawang to Cherrapunjee in 17.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

4
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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 15 min away. Pamper yourself for a day on the 15th (Mon) at some of the top local wellness centers. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cherrapunjee to Kochi (Cochin) takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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