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 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kochi (Cochin) to Rameswaram takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Charminar, examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hyderabad, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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