13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
2
Munnar
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Madurai
— 1 night
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
8
Alappuzha
— 1 night
9
Kollam
— 1 night

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 ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. You will leave for Munnar on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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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 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munnar day trip planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip maker site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram itinerary planner.

Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thenappreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, thenkick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, thenkick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, thenkick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally stroll through Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha travel planner.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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night
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Infant Jesus Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Sree Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Port Kollam Church.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kollam online itinerary planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kollam by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Kollam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kollam

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House
Infant Jesus Cathedral ©
Infant Jesus Cathedral

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