17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kannur
— 2 nights
2
Thrissur
— 3 nights
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
6
Leh
— 3 nights
7
Jaipur
— 2 nights

2
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Kannur

Kannur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ettikulam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, get curious at Science Park, then kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, and finally stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kannur sightseeing planner.

Pune to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

3
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Bring the kids along to Guruvayur Temple and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Venture out of the city with trips to Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram (in Guruvayur) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sobha City Mall.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Thrissur online trip planner.

Getting from Kannur to Thrissur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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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 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will thrill your kids. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to go to Kovalam and see Lighthouse Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, engage your brain at Kerala Science and Technology Museum, and see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Puthuvype Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

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Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Leh takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nubra Valley
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then experience rural life at Ele Experience Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind and then admire the striking features of Amber Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur road trip planning website.

You can fly from Leh to Jaipur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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