8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kollam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Thirumullavaram Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kollam visit planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kollam takes 2.5 hours. In July in Kollam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kollam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Thirumullavaram Beach ©
Thirumullavaram Beach
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

1
night
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 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Drive from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

1
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 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam day trip website .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. July in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

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

1
night
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 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar attractions website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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