12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) route planning site .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Maritime Museum Kochi ©
Maritime Museum Kochi

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planning site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munnar online road trip planner .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Spas Wildlife Parks
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Spas
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden.

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

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spas
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madurai tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple ©
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Pamban bridge ©
Pamban 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari holiday planning website .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach
Kaalikesam Waterfalls ©
Kaalikesam Waterfalls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Hawa Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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