8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Padmanabhapuram Palace and Kovalam Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and Tirparappu Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Priyadarshini Planetarium (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)) and Sitharal Jain Monuments (in Kanyakumari). The adventure continues: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kovalam travel planner.

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thirparappu Waterfalls, Sitharal Jain Monuments, Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites 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.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip site .

Getting from Munnar to Alappuzha by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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