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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Spas

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor and then identify plant and animal life at Vagamon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kottayam trip planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kottayam by car takes about 4 hours. August in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Idukki.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife
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Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

1
night
Idukki

Idukki ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dolmenoid Cists and then identify plant and animal life at Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Idukki trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Idukki in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Idukki

Parks Wildlife
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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour planning app .

You can drive from Idukki to Munnar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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