12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kanyakumari
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

1
night
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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip maker tool .

Kovalam is just a short distance from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In May, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

few
hours
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
To find out how to plan a trip to Kanyakumari, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thekkady takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal travel site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. May in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

2
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Pykara Lake and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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