9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
3
Varkala Town
— 1 night
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
6
Thrissur
— 1 night
7
Munnar
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Poovar Backwater Cruise, Napier Museum and Ayurarogyam Wellness Centre. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayurarogyam Wellness Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Poovar Backwater Cruise, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation planner.

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for little chillier days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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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 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam attractions planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. November in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thanal Ayurveda Home. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thanal Ayurveda Home, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

Before you visit Varkala Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Thanal Ayurveda Home ©
Thanal Ayurveda Home

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop ©
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, then stop by Kochi Books, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Thrissur trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Sobha City Mall ©
Sobha City Mall

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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 7th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Thrissur to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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