11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Kovalam
— 3 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Vizhinjam Lighthouse (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)), Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Bhagavathy Amman Temple (in Kanyakumari). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam tour itinerary planning website .

Chennai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in September, you will find days in Kovalam are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala, Kanyakumari, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at International Coir Museum, admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Parunthumpara. Change things up with these side-trips from Thekkady: Idukki (Kalvari Mount & Idukki Dam). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Idukki, Parunthumpara
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Idukki Dam ©
Idukki Dam

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