8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Varkala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, then don't miss a visit to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Chalai Bazaar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder website .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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.
You've now added Vellayani Lake to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple, then explore the activities along Vellayani Lake, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

Kovalam is just a short distance from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rock cut temple
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake
Rock cut temple ©
Rock cut temple

1
night
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kappil Lake has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Varkala trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Varkala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple
Kappil Lake ©
Kappil Lake

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 International Coir Museum, Jalasree Backwater Cruise and Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, then take a tour by water with Jalasree Backwater Cruise, then see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha travel website .

Traveling by car from Varkala to Alappuzha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum
Jalasree Backwater Cruise ©
Jalasree Backwater Cruise

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plunge Adventures as well as Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, glide peacefully along the water with Plunge Adventures, examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kumarakom Craft Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kumarakom day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. In January in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kottayam
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre ©
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Celebrity Wax Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets and Antique Museum Kochi. On the 12th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

Drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Antique Museum Kochi ©
Antique Museum Kochi

Similar Plans

9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in New Delhi & Udaipur BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Kerala & New Delhi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in New Delhi & Shimla BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Jaipur, Agra & New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM NEPAL January, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in South India & New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA March, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans