22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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Goa
— 1 night
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Kannur
— 1 night
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly to Dharamsala, Taxi to Manali
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Manali
— 5 nights
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Goa — 1 night

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goa travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Goa, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in Goa are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are much warmer (82°F). You'll set off for Kannur on the 29th (Fri).
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Kannur — 1 night

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park and then don't miss a visit to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach, and then stroll through Payyambalam Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Kannur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 4 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will enjoy Tea Gardens and Green Park Spices Thekkady. Step out of Thekkady with an excursion to Photo Point in Munnar--about 3h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kannur to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.
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Kovalam — 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Hawa Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kovalam online vacation builder.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Alappuzha Beach and Cherai Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Jain Temple, Alleppey (in Alappuzha). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip maker.

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Manali.
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Manali — 5 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Attractions like Beas River and Jogini Waterfall make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, get your game on at Club House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manali day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Manali takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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