16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Varanasi
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Varkala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Varanasi


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3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Charminar, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip planner .

Varanasi to Hyderabad is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Varanasi in March: high temperatures in Hyderabad hover around 41°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

3
nights
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.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 30th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then take some stellar pictures from Top Station. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar travel planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
day
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 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Rameswaram takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

2
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at The Art of India, and finally explore the activities along Kappil Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Asparagus, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and then get great views at Varkala Cliff.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Varkala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Varkala sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

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