16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  36​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
7
Raipur
— 1 day
Fly:  36​h
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad


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2
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sarkara Devi Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach, Janardhana Swami Temple, & more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beemapally Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary website .

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 36-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Port of Spain to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. In February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agnitheertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

Plan a Rameswaram trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Photo Point. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Ideal Safari, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jew Town and Church of Saint Francis. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
day
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Mandir, take an in-depth tour of Purkhouti Muktangan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Raipur trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kochi (Cochin) to Raipur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raipur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ram Mandir ©
Ram Mandir
Purkhouti Muktangan ©
Purkhouti Muktangan

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