7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kumarakom Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip builder site .

Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha visit website .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Alappuzha takes an hour. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip planning tool .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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.
Kids will enjoy Chinnakanel Water Falls and Blossom Hydel Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar tour planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Blossom Hydel Park ©
Blossom Hydel Park

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