8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. Step out of Kovalam to go to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and see Napier Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam online tour planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari day trip site .

You can drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy 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 28th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Rameswaram to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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