7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Kochi (Cochin)

2
days
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 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip generator.

Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Nature

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

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day
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 21st (Mon): stop by Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady tour planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden

2
days
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Chinnakanal Waterfalls, then explore the activities along Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Munnar holiday planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Tea Gardens

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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 24th (Thu): take a stroll through Jew Town.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary creator.

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Jew Town
Paradesi Synagogue

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