34 days in New Delhi, Goa & Kerala Itinerary

34 days in New Delhi, Goa & Kerala Itinerary

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34 days in New Delhi, Goa & Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Goa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mananthavady
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Pallivasal
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Kovalam
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Head to Gourmet Desire and People Treefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Crafts Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. Visit Sri Damodar Temple and Church of St. Francis of Assissi for their historical value. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Sheek Emporium, take a stroll through Old Goa, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

Make your Goa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from New Delhi to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: highs in Goa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Deepanjali lamp museum and Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kappad Beach and Valayanad Devi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kozhikode: Malappuram (Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple & Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple) and Thunchan (in Tirur). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of S.M. Street, see the interesting displays at Krishna Menon Museum, get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and browse the different shops at Focus Mall.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kozhikode road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goa to Kozhikode. When traveling from Goa in April, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kozhikode: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Mananthavady.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Malappuram, Thunchan
Highlights from your plan
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple ©
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple
Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple ©
Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

1
night
Mananthavady

Mananthavady ©
On the 26th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Korome Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Thrissillery Shiva Temple, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mananthavady trip builder .

Getting from Kozhikode to Mananthavady by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Mananthavady, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Mananthavady

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Thrissillery Shiva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Korome Mosque ©
Korome Mosque
Thrissillery Shiva Temple ©
Thrissillery Shiva Temple

1
day
Pallivasal

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. On the 27th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and finally view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pallivasal road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mananthavady to Pallivasal takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pallivasal

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Get some historical perspective at Mangala Devi Temple and Mangladevi Temple. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look and learn at Green land spice garden, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Kerala Crafts.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pallivasal to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Mozart Art Gallery and Kumarakom Craft Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bay Island Driftwood Museum and Clay Art Cafe. Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Trove (in Kanjirappally), Kerala Album Art Gallery (in Kumarakom) and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Church, take in the awesome beauty at Thangal Hill, identify plant and animal life at Kottathavalam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kottayam road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3.5 hours. In May in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St. George Orthodox Church, Trove, Kerala Backwaters
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kerala Folklore Museum and Antique Museum Kochi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Alappuzha (St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal & International Coir Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip app .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alappuzha
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Do your shopping at Moon Stone Arts and Mall of Travancore. Escape the urban bustle at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Priyadarshini Planetarium, Kerala Science and Technology Museum, & more) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beemapally Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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