8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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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 5th (Mon): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) attractions app .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kumarakom trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Charpa Waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athirapalli Water Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athirappilly trip planner .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Athirappilly in 3 hours. In August in Athirappilly, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Athirapalli Water Falls
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Athirapalli Water Falls ©
Athirapalli Water Falls
Charpa Waterfall ©
Charpa Waterfall

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Munnar online vacation planner .

You can drive from Athirappilly to Munnar in 4 hours. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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