7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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 26th (Sat), make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder website .

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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nights
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 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha journey planner .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 31st (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then stop by Greenworld Spices & Herbal, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady sightseeing planner.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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