8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
flight:  3 h
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Poovar Island, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Samudra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sunset View Point, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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Traveling by train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and finally stroll through Mararikulam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alappuzha sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munnar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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