7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
2
Varkala
— 1 night
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Napier Museum, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip tool .

London, UK to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Varkala.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach.

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Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January in Varkala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

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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 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Kathakali.

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You can drive from Varkala to Alappuzha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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nights
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 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munnar driving holiday planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. January in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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