9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
day
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pune trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Pune. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pune

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh 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 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then stop by Waltons Boutique, and finally view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

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Getting from Pune to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Beaches
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
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 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then stop by Sarwaa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunnumpara Temple, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planning app .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari vacation app .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Sat), stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thekkady takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then examine the collection at Tea Museum. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Climbing Tours

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