8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 day
bus:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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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.
You've now added Mattancherry Palace to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cochin International Airport. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alleppey Backwater Cruises. On the 15th (Wed), tour the water at your own pace with Alleppey Backwater Cruises.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha holiday builder .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Tours Outdoors Transportation

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip site .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

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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 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Napier Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder app .

Getting from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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