37 days in India Itinerary

37 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kovalam
— 10 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 9 nights
3
Munnar
— 9 nights
4
Thekkady
— 8 nights

10
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, Varkala Beach, &more) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, Poovar Island, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kovalam route planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kovalam is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Kovalam hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

9
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alappuzha: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom), Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala) and Kottayam (Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kattikkayam Water Falls, &more). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and head off the coast to Kakkathuruthu Island.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kottayam, Mararikulam, Kerala, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

9
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada), Meesapulimala (in Idukki) and Kattikkayam Waterfalls (in Kottayam). The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola, Meesapulimala, Lakkam Waterfalls, Kattikkayam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

8
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Change things up with a short trip to Sita Devi Lake in Idukki (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

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Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sita Devi Lake, Vagamon
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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