28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kalpetta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pathanamthitta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kollam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kappad Beach and Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall and identify plant and animal life at Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kozhikode is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Kozhikode is 1 hour. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for cooler days in Kozhikode, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary ©
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery ©

1
night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
You've now added Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kalpetta trip planner .

You can drive from Kozhikode to Kalpetta in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Munnar.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Marayur
Highlights from your plan
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will get to explore INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green land spice garden. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady journey app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valiyakoikal Temple and St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ). Your inner history buff will appreciate Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple and Malayalappuzha Devi Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Pathanamthitta side-trips: Konni Elephant Training Centre (in Konni), Adoor (Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple & Mannadi Devi Temple) and Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Mavelikara). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple and don't miss a visit to Sree Dharma Sastha Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pathanamthitta online journey planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Pathanamthitta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kollam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Adoor, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple, Konni Elephant Training Centre
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

4
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thangassery Light House and Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Varkala Beach and Kollam Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kollam: Leisure Zone (in Thenmala) and Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple, Papasnanam Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, identify plant and animal life at Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Paaramparya Museum.

To plan Kollam vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Pathanamthitta to Kollam in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Leisure Zone
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach

4
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Head to Trove and Kerala Album Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Visiting Vagamon and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: Vagamon Kurisumala (in Vagamon) and Kumarakom Craft Museum (in Kumarakom). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic scenery at Kattikkayam Water Falls, and see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip maker tool .

Getting from Kollam to Kottayam by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Vagamon Kurisumala, Vembanad Lake, Trove
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

5
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.
Kerala Folklore Museum and Antique Museum Kochi will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kerala Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Kothamangalam), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Paniyeli Poru, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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