49 days in India Itinerary

49 days in India Itinerary

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49 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  11​h
1
Mumbai
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 11 nights
3
Kovalam
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 11 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 12 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

9
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Change things up with a short trip to Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha in Thane (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gateway of India, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online trip itinerary maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mumbai is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 28:
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vaikom Mahadeva Temple as well as Athirappilly Waterfalls. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Kottayam (Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre & Kumaranalloor) and Malayattoor (Malayattoor Church & St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and get your game on at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Malayattoor, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Athirappilly Water Falls, Marari Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 9:
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

5
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.
Kovalam is known for beaches, spas, nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Hawa Beach, contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vizhinjam, Chowara Beach
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kollam (Jatayu Earth's Center & Kulathuppuzha Sastha Temple), Meenmutty Waterfalls (in Kallar) and Varkala (Sivagiri, Varkala Light House, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker website .

Drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Varkala, Kollam, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Holy Land
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 25:
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

12
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.
You've now added Anayirankal Dam Reservoir to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Idukki (Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Idukki Dam, & more), Kottayam (Kattikkayam Waterfalls & Illikkal Kallu) and kurangani (in Theni). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Idukki, Kottayam, Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola, kurangani, Idamalayar Dam
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 6:
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Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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