9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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2
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore and take pictures at Spice Walk.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

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Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Shanghumukham Beach
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Chowara Beach, then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake.

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Kovalam is just a stone's throw from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). August in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach

2
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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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Jew Town, and then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

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Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue

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