5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Idukki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, then don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip planner .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kottayam in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Idukki.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Museums
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre ©
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre

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Idukki

Idukki ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kalvari Mount and then take in the awesome beauty at Kalyanathandu Hills.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Idukki planning tool .

Drive from Kottayam to Idukki in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Idukki

Parks Nature
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Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount

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Munnar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Idukki to Munnar takes 1.5 hours. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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