7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip website .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

Plan a Alappuzha trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Fri), get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady travel tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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