12 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

12 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

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12 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dubai


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4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Visiting Magnetic Hill and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thiksey Monastery and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi), Takthok Monastery (in Sakti) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, and explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Leh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Leh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery, Takthok Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore and learn at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thekkady journey maker site .

Getting from Leh to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 27th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Baga Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goa online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

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