14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Alappuzha
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) route planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tea Museum and Muniyara - Anakottapara park. Head to Tata Tea Outlet and Kalari Kshethrafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip builder website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
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.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madurai road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train 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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sunset View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip builder .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Jain Temple Kanyakumari ©
Jain Temple Kanyakumari

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 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Asparagus, identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rock cut temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Rock cut temple ©
Rock cut temple

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alappuzha vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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