9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Kochi (Cochin)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kumarakom.

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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple.

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Getting from Thekkady to Kumarakom by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vembanad Lake
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

2
days
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 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kodanand Elephant Training Centre ©
Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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