9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai


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1
day
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai journey builder website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mumbai. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, look for gifts at Kochi Books, then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and subway from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Kochi (Cochin). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In January in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Thekkady
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 23rd (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thekkady trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Prema Vilas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Madurai road trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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 25th (Fri): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and then stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip tool .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam Sea Shell Mart ©
Kalam Sea Shell Mart

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 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumara Koil Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari holiday site .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In January in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

Plan trip to Kovalam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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