12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Palakkad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adiyogi Shiva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Coimbatore is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Coimbatore is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Coimbatore to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palakkad.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Shopping
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Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

2
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, admire the striking features of Tipu Sultan Fort, then see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Dam, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Garden and Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Nelliyampathy Hills and then contemplate the long history of Seethargundu Viewpoint.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Palakkad trip builder tool .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Palakkad in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Malampuzha Dam ©
Malampuzha Dam

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Palakkad to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, take a stroll through Jew Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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