10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Vagamon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker site .

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Climbing Tours
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then browse for treasures at Dynasty, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, then examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mannavanur Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kodaikanal by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Munnar in December, plan for little chillier days in Kodaikanal, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vagamon.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

1
night
Vagamon

Vagamon ©
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vagamon Kurisumala, make a trip to Vagamon Pine Forest, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barren Hills.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vagamon trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Vagamon in 5.5 hours. In December in Vagamon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Vagamon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Vagamon Kurisumala ©
Vagamon Kurisumala
Vagamon Pine Forest ©
Vagamon Pine Forest

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alleppey Backwaters. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planner .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Alleppey Backwaters
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

3
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.
On your second day here, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam online route builder .

Drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (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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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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