12 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

12 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

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1
Munnar, India
— 3 nights
2
Thekkady, India
— 1 night
3
Kumarakom, India
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 1 night
5
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights


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3
nights
Munnar, India

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Munnar online trip planner.

Surat to Munnar is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

1
night
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride ©
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

2
nights
Kumarakom, India

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then paddle through the water with Canoe Kerala.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
night
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
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You can drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Male on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), take in the views from Sinamale Bridge, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Male day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kochi (Cochin) to Male in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Maldives Time (MVT) is minus 0.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Male

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Spas & Wellness

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