10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Kumarakom
— 1 night
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Thekkady
— 1 night
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Munnar
— 1 night
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

Plan trip to Kochi (Cochin) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). You will leave for Kumarakom on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, then add some adventure to your tour with Canoe Kerala, then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kumarakom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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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 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady attractions planner.

Getting from Kumarakom to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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Munnar

Munnar ©

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar travel planning website.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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Madurai

Madurai ©

Athens of the East

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.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Madurai online route maker.

You can drive from Munnar to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Munnar in December, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Walking tours
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kanyakumari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kollam Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam vacation builder site.

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 December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©

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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing app.

Drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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