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
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly
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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.
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goa day trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goa, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 82°F. On the 28th (Thu), you're off 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 28th (Thu): meet the residents at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, then kick back and relax at Choottad Beach, and then stroll through Payyambalam Beach.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kannur sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Goa to Kannur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) 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 Periyar Lake and Elephant Junction. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kannur to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and explore the activities along Karamana River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kovalam online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alappuzha Beach and Marari Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple in Alappuzha--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site.

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beas River and Hidimba Devi Temple. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Manali in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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