29 days in South India & Dubai Itinerary

29 days in South India & Dubai Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 4 nights
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Thekkady, India
— 5 nights
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Munnar, India
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 12 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India

— 4 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Chinese Fishing Nets. Change things up with a short trip to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

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New York City, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get much hotter in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 92°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

— 4 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kovalam Beach and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam), Varkala Town (Shalimar Weaves, Varkala Beach, &more) and Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and make a trip to Holy Land.

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Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Thekkady, India

— 5 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Spice Cloud. There's lots more to do: have fun at Thekkady Rose Park, admire the natural beauty at Muthuplackal Aroma Organic Spices and Ayurvedic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip app.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Munnar, India

— 2 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 12 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Family-friendly places like Wild Wadi Waterpark and The Dubai Mall will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (The Founder's Memorial, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Mon) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Thu) at Al Montazah Parks. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, buy something for everyone on your list at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubai day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Munnar to Dubai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Munnar to Dubai, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Dubai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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