10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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Kozhikode
— Few hours
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Kannur
— 2 nights
3
Kalpetta
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Thekkady
— 1 night
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Kumarakom
— 1 night
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 day

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Kozhikode

Kozhikode

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kozhikode tour itinerary planning site.

New Delhi to Kozhikode is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kozhikode hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Kannur on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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2
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Kannur

Kannur ©

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.

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You can take a train from Kozhikode to Kannur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Side Trip

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Wayanad Tea Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point, and finally make a trip to Chain Tree of Karinthandan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kannur to Kalpetta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake
Lakkidi View Point ©
Lakkidi View Point
Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Jew Town, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

1
night
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 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and finally head outdoors with Canoe Kerala.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kumarakom online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kumarakom by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple ©
Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple

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.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Kollam Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Rock cut temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip planner.

Getting from Kumarakom to Kovalam by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, get great views at Sunset View Point, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari online holiday builder.

Drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Kanyakumari, 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 to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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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), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Shanghumukham Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Take a train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach

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