12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Riyadh

6
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple for their historical value. Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 12th (Mon) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, and take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be little chillier, around 28°C, while days are much colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spas

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, then view the masterpieces at Kalee, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jaipur tour planner.

Fly from Kovalam to Jaipur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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