12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
5
Madurai
— 1 night
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
8
Kovalam
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Maritime Museum Kochi ©
Maritime Museum Kochi
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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Alappuzha

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

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha day trip website.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar day trip planning website.

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online tour planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Mandiram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Madurai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car 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

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach, thensnap pictures at Pamban bridge, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram route planner.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House ©
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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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 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari holiday planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, thenstroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kovalam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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