15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Munnar to Marayur to see Lakkam Waterfalls about 54 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, get great views at Top Station, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Munnar day trip site

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Munnar hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha trip planner

Traveling by car from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website

Drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online trip maker

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary app

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is just a short distance from Kovalam. In January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Varkala
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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