7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Thenmala
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
New Delhi
— 1 night
End: New Delhi

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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 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muthalapozhi and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker tool .

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 February, plan for a bit warmer days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip maker site .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thenmala.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kaalikesam Waterfalls ©
Kaalikesam Waterfalls
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Thenmala

Thenmala ©
Visitors on holiday in Thenmala discover the first planned eco-tourism site in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Butterfly Park and then identify plant and animal life at Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thenmala trip planner .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Thenmala in 4 hours. In February in Thenmala, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thenmala

Parks Wildlife
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Butterfly Park ©
Butterfly Park

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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 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip site .

Traveling by car from Thenmala to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of India Gate, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of subway, taxi, and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to New Delhi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March; daily highs in New Delhi reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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