8 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Solapur Itinerary

8 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Solapur Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Solapur Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mararikulam
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Solapur
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

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 2nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

Pune to Thekkady is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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 (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Thekkady to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman 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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kochi Books, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam day trip app .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. January in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Solapur.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
day
Solapur

Solapur ©
Solapur is a city located in the south-western region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. On the 9th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Shri Siddeshwar Temple and then admire the striking features of Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Solapur trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mararikulam to Solapur. Traveling from Mararikulam in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Solapur, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Solapur

Historic Sites
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Shri Siddeshwar Temple ©
Shri Siddeshwar Temple

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