19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Varkala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Idukki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Swiftlet Cave Munnar.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar tour itinerary app .

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour car ride. May in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar

few
hours
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 Periyar National Park. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady tour planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha attractions planning tool .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. June in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jatayu Earth's Center. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Infant Jesus Cathedral, then enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House, and then contemplate the long history of Jatayu Earth's Center. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ashtamudi Lake, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kollam driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kollam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashtamudi Lake
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Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Thirumullavaram Beach ©
Thirumullavaram Beach
Ashtamudi Lake ©
Ashtamudi Lake

3
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Varkala Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Varkala Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, then enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, then steep yourself in history at Anjengo Fort, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Varkala trip itinerary website .

Drive from Kollam to Varkala in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

2
nights
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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kumarakom Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom route planner.

You can drive from Varkala to Kumarakom in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Idukki.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kottayam, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

3
nights
Idukki

Idukki ©
Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kalvari Mount and then contemplate the long history of Ramakkal.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Idukki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Idukki takes 4.5 hours. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Idukki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Green Nest Passion Fruit Farm
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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount
Ramakkal ©
Ramakkal

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