12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Indore
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, wander the streets of Commercial Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in August since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

1
night
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Khajrana Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurna Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajwada Indore.

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You can fly from Bengaluru to Indore in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar
Annapurna Temple ©
Annapurna Temple

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