5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, stop by ViaKerala Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cochin International Airport. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari travel route planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Munnar online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kanyakumari to Munnar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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