15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
train + bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder app .

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You've now added Gavi Forest to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Malikkappuram Devi Temple and Green land spice garden. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady sightseeing app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Malikkappuram Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with an excursion to Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam--about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip site .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

1
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 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

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