8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Anayirankal Dam Reservoir and Chinnakanel Water Falls. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

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

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Kumarakom Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom trip website .

You can drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4 hours. July in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kottayam, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

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

Getting from Kumarakom to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kovalam day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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