7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
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.
To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) attractions app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kochi (Cochin). October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Kovalam on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Sarwaa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam planning app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Neeramankara Shiva Temple ©
Neeramankara Shiva 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 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach, kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, then examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sunset View Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

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night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Marari Beach, examine the collection at International Coir Museum, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Tropical Chocolate Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pattumala Matha Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Highlights from your plan
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church
Spas
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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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 26th (Sat): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online trip builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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