12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ankleshwar
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
8
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
End: Ankleshwar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and then don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Veli Tourist Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online attractions planner .

Ankleshwar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ankleshwar in May, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

1
day
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 28th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary maker site .

Kovalam is just a short distance from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
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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.
On the 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady route planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Thekkady in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car 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 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planning app .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 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 1st (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 1st (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Munnar in June, expect nights in Kodaikanal to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kodaikanal in June; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and then make a splash at Black Thunder.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Coimbatore, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arulmigu Uthukuli Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Black Thunder ©
Black Thunder
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

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