17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Munnar
— 1 night
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
6
Goa
— 3 nights
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights


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3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to New Delhi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to New Delhi is 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December since evenings lows in New Delhi dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

1
night
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 19th (Sat), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kovalam itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kovalam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady road trip planning site.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar journey planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, stroll through Baga Beach, look for gifts at Royal Jewellers, and get some thrills on the water with Rediscovery Cruises.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December: highs in Goa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Therapeutic Studio ©
Himalayan Therapeutic Studio
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, stroll through Chowpatty Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goa in December: highs in Mumbai hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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