8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  5​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Varkala
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online driving holiday planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping
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Antique Museum Kochi ©
Antique Museum Kochi
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

1
night
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.
Plunge Adventures has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kumarakom online journey planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 2 hours. In January in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Museums Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Kumarakom Craft Museum ©
Kumarakom Craft Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jalasree Backwater Cruise as well as Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then take a tour by water with Jalasree Backwater Cruise, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online trip builder .

Getting from Kumarakom to Alappuzha by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Jalasree Backwater Cruise ©
Jalasree Backwater Cruise

1
night
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
You've now added Palm Tree Farm to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, add some adventure to your tour with Palm Tree Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Varkala trip planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Varkala in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre as well as Aazhimala Siva Temple. On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple, examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then don't miss a visit to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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

Take a train from Varkala to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Aazhimala Siva Temple ©
Aazhimala Siva Temple

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour as well as Rock cut temple. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kovalam holiday builder site .

Kovalam is just a stone's throw from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock cut temple
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Rock cut temple ©
Rock cut temple
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour ©
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour

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