12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coonoor
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  31​h
End: New Delhi

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hours
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

3
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.
You've now added Alleppey Backwaters to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Alappuzha Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Alappuzha Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop and explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online visit planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

3
nights
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Explore Coonoor's surroundings by going to Mettupalayam (Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil & Niligiri Mountain Rail Museum). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park, get great views at Dolphin's Nose, relax in the rural setting at Highfield Tea Factory, and play a few rounds at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coonoor tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Alappuzha to Coonoor by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Alappuzha in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Coonoor, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Coonoor

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Mettupalayam
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
Niligiri Mountain Rail Museum ©
Niligiri Mountain Rail Museum
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Shop till you drop at Kriti Eco Boutique and Ma Pondy Cherie. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Auro Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, and explore the stunning scenery at Sadhana Forest.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Coonoor to Pondicherry takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chennai trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George

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