12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 29th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar driving holiday website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online attractions planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online route planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, then contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online road trip planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
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.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Tours

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