7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Poovar Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam itinerary planning website .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
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 22nd (Tue): look and learn at Green land spice garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

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Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

1
night
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 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur visit planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In October in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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