4 days in India Itinerary

4 days in India Itinerary

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4 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Theni District
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for slightly colder days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, then make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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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 22nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary builder .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Theni District.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Theni District

Theni District ©
Theni District is a district of Tamil Nadu state in South India. On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gowmariamman Temple, don't miss a visit to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Balasubramanya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuchanur Sri Saneeswara Baghwan Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Theni District online itinerary planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Theni District in 6 hours. August in Theni District sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Theni District

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gowmariamman Temple ©
Gowmariamman Temple
Kolukkumalai Tea Estate ©
Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

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