22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Wayanad
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Varkala
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Munnar
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
Wayanad

Wayanad ©
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wayanad trip itinerary planning site .

Pune to Wayanad is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Wayanad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Wayanad

Museums
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Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay), Agasthiyar Falls (in Tirunelveli) and Mathur Aqueduct (in Kanyakumari). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ponmudi Hill Station, see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ebenezer Marthoma Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wayanad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Varkala.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mathur Aqueduct, Sree Venkatachalapathy Temple, Ponmudi Hill Station, Agasthiyar Falls, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace

5
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thangassery Light House and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala: Kollam (Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Paaramparya Museum, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ashtamudi Lake, visit a coastal fixture at Varkala Light House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Varkala trip planner .

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Varkala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kollam, Ashtamudi Lake
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Ashtamudi Lake ©
Ashtamudi Lake
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vembanad Lake and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, don't miss a visit to Golden Flower Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online trip builder .

Getting from Varkala to Alappuzha by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kumarakom Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom visit planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Kumarakom in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meesapulimala and Idukki Dam. Venture out of the city with trips to Nallamudi View point (in Valparai), Palani Hills (in Palani) and Idukki (Anayirankal Dam Reservoir & Ramakkal). There's lots more to do: get great views at Lockheart gap, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Mattupetty Dam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip planner.

Drive from Kumarakom to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idukki, Nallamudi View point, Palani Hills
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Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap

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