22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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Goa
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Moosa Tea & Coffee Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varca Beach.

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Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Goa. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Goa to be warmer, around 82°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kannur.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planning site.

You can fly from Goa to Kannur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) 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 appreciate attractions like Periyar Lake and Green Park Spices Thekkady. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kannur to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. When in Kovalam, make a side trip to see Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), approximately Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, explore the activities along Karamana River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) 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 Marari Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Jain Temple, Alleppey in Alappuzha--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, stroll through Kuzhupilly Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Jew Town.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Beas River and Hidimba Devi Temple. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Beas Kund, and get your game on at Club House.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manali travel itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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India travel guide

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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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