15 days in Kochi (Cochin), Mumbai & Pune Itinerary

15 days in Kochi (Cochin), Mumbai & Pune Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 4 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 some cultural insight at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kashi Art Gallery and Shiva Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, and explore the galleries of Kerala Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Washington, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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Mumbai

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karnala Fort and Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple and Shree Siddhivinayak. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai tour planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

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Pune

— 5 nights

Oxford of the East

Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sri Balaji Mandir and Chaturshrungi Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nilkantheshwar Temple and Baneshwar Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katraj Jain Temple and make a trip to Narayani Dham Temple.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pune road trip site.

Traveling by car from Mumbai to Pune takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites
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