12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
train:  27​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vagamon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train:  31​h
End: Mumbai

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Munnar on the 3rd (Tue).
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

3
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Vagamon.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Vagamon

Vagamon ©
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Vagamon Pine Forest and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barren Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pattumala Matha Church, then explore the activities along Vagamon Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mundakayam Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vagamon Kurisumala.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vagamon online road trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Vagamon in 4 hours. December in Vagamon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Vagamon

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Vagamon Kurisumala ©
Vagamon Kurisumala
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church
Barren Hills ©
Barren Hills

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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Vagamon to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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