9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 2 nights
End: Goa

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then stop by Sarwaa, then stop by Ramachandran, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning tool .

Goa to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and then browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thrissur trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, then examine the collection at Hill Palace of Tripunithura, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 10th (Sun), browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium, then learn about all things military at Naval Aviation Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cansaulim Beach and then stroll through Majorda Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Goa trip planner .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. June in Goa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach

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