14 days in New Delhi & Kerala Itinerary

14 days in New Delhi & Kerala Itinerary

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14 days in New Delhi & Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then look for gifts at People Tree, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In June in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and Indian Industries. Kerala Folklore Museum and Kerala Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and get all the information you need at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

International Coir Museum, Marari Beach
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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 7th (Fri): stop by Kerala Crafts, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Kuthira Malika will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, & more). There's much more to do: stop by Sarwaa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam vacation builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Deepanjali lamp museum, then see the interesting displays at Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Krishna Menon Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Matri Dei Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at SK Pottekkatt Cultural Centre, Calicut, get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and then get a taste of the local shopping with S.M. Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kozhikode itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kovalam to Kozhikode with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deepanjali lamp museum ©
Deepanjali lamp museum
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
SK Pottekkatt Cultural Centre, Calicut ©

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Azhikkal Beach and then stroll through Chal Beach Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kannur sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Kannur takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikode
Highlights from your plan
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Chal Beach Park ©
Chal Beach Park

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