7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Agra
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Varkala Town
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Agra

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip planner.

Agra to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. January in New Delhi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kovalam tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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.
On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route builder app .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is very close to Kovalam. In January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Varkala.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
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 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Varkala online travel planner .

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Varkala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Varkala to Alappuzha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Kerala Album Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. In January in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the galleries of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, and then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner .

Getting from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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