18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

London
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
London

6
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Andhakaranazhy Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Go for a jaunt from Alappuzha to Mararikulam to see Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple about 38 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, stroll through Andhakaranazhi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip planner.

London, UK to Alappuzha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Alappuzha. In April, Alappuzha is much hotter than London - with highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala, Andhakaranazhy Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Keezharkuthu Falls. Tea Museum and Mount Carmel Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Munnar with an excursion to Lakkam Waterfalls in Marayur--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, head outdoors with Ideal Safari, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Munnar vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

3
days
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Get some cultural insight at Conolly's Plot and St. Stephen's Church. Escape the urban bustle at Doddabetta Peak and Pykara Lake. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to go to Nilambur and see Central Forest Nursery, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, stop by Moddy's Chocolates, take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, and appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online vacation builder .

You can drive from Munnar to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nilambur
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

1
day
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore trip planner .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Dhyanalinga Temple ©
Dhyanalinga Temple
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall

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