9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Nagpur

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.
On the 30th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

Nagpur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nagpur in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna 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 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam online trip builder .

Drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari holiday planner .

Take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram road trip planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tirupati.

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
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapila Theertham , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirupati trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Tirupati takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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