12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
6
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
7
Rameswaram
— 1 night
8
Madurai
— 1 night

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, thendeepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, thensee the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, thentake some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Plan my day in Thekkady using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha vacation maker tool.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, thenhead off the coast to Poovar Island, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route site.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

2
nights
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 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thenpause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, thenstroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, thenstroll through Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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night
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 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, thenexamine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Madurai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

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