15 days in Kanyakumari, Kochi (Cochin) & Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

15 days in Kanyakumari, Kochi (Cochin) & Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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15 days in Kanyakumari, Kochi (Cochin) & Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  19​h
1
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Diskit
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Leh
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muttom Beach and Bhagavathy Amman Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady of Ransom Church and Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari. Step out of Kanyakumari to go to Nagercoil and see Nagaraja Temple, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sothavilai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Thengapattanam beach, and explore the ancient world of Chitharal Hill Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari itinerary builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Kanyakumari is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Kanyakumari is 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in February: high temperatures in Kanyakumari hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Muttom Beach, Nagaraja Temple, Chitharal Hill Temple
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Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Our Lady of Ransom Church ©
Our Lady of Ransom Church
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai 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.
Edappally Church Complex and Ernakulatthappan Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at David Hall Gallery & Cafe and Vallarpadam Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Buddha Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Diskit.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

1
day
Diskit

Diskit ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Diskit trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kochi (Cochin) to Diskit. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Hundur Monastery
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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery
Wari La Pass ©
Wari La Pass

6
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hemis Monastery and Likir Gompa. Namgyal Tsemo Gompa and Spituk Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leh day trip planner .

Drive from Diskit to Leh in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Monastero Tak Thok, Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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