19 days in Kerala & New Delhi Itinerary

19 days in Kerala & New Delhi Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train
3
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Taxi to Kovalam
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, visit Jew Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Kochi (Cochin) is 4.5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in April; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
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Alappuzha — 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha vacation maker site.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Varkala Town.
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Highlights from your trip

Varkala Town — 2 nights

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ponnumthuruthu Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town road trip planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Varkala Town by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.
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Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites
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Kovalam — 2 nights

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, and relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.
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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Spas
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Munnar — 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online itinerary maker.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
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New Delhi — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, make a trip to Qutub Minar, and admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to New Delhi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Munnar in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in New Delhi. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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