8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Train + Bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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hours
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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Kanyakumari Beach. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner .

You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

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

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Alappuzha online route builder .

Drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You've now added Parunthumpara to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), go for a walk through Parunthumpara, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, and finally browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Shopping

Side Trip

Parunthumpara
Highlights from your plan
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden
Parunthumpara
Parunthumpara
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musafir Day Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meesapulimala and Chinnakanel Water Falls. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munnar online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Musafir Day Tours ©
Musafir Day Tours
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala

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