12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  8​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary as well as Fort Kochi Beach. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then identify plant and animal life at Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site .

Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Alappuzha on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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.
You've now added Pathiramanal Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pathiramanal Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Anamudi Peak, Echo Point, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, then look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Point, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munnar tour planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Cheeyappara Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fairy Falls as well as Guna Cave. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, explore the fascinating underground world of Guna Cave, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal road trip website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kodaikanal takes 5 hours. August in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

few
hours
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram online tour planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip maker .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds ©
Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds

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