15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  24​h
End: Durgapur

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Spas & Wellness & Varkala Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters, stroll through Alappuzha Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planner .

Durgapur to Alappuzha is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace and then get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the next day, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munnar day trip planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online route planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation maker website .

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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