12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
On the 31st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, then stroll through Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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.
Kashi Art Gallery and Paradesi Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to LuLu Mall and Anokhifor plenty of shopping. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Kochi Books, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Golkonda Fort and then see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Hyderabad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April, expect nights in Hyderabad to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 6th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Margao Market and then stroll through Palolem Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao and then stroll through Agonda Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Goa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Goa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hyderabad in April, plan for little chillier days in Goa, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ahmedabad online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Ahmedabad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in April, you will find days in Ahmedabad are a bit warmer (46°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take a stroll through Dharavi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Marine Drive, then look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and then look for gifts at Sancha Tea Boutique.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, you will find days in Mumbai are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

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