12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Visit Church of Saint Francis and Edappally Church Complex for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Cherai Beach and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. When traveling from Riyadh in August, plan for cooler days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 13th (Tue), stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online vacation planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
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1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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2
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Jaipur

Pink City

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): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then view the masterpieces at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, then explore the galleries of Kalee, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Jaipur journey maker.

Getting from Kovalam to Jaipur by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and 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 · Parks
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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.