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:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 4 nights
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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning tool .

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 June, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toMunnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Kundala Dam Lake ©
Kundala Dam Lake

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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

4
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.
Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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