7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Rajahmundry
train:  23​h
1
Thrissur
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Athirappilly
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
ferry:  8​h 30​min
4
Kollam
— Few hours
train:  30​min
5
Varkala Town
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Kottayam
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
7
Munnar
— 1 night
bus:  14​h
8
Chennai
— Few hours
train:  9​h
End: Rajahmundry

few
hours
Thrissur

Thrissur
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur driving holiday tool .

Rajahmundry to Thrissur is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

1
day
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Vazhachal Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Charpa Waterfall.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athirappilly trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Athirappilly by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Athirappilly can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Charpa Waterfall ©
Charpa Waterfall
Vazhachal Falls ©
Vazhachal Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online travel planner .

You can drive from Athirappilly to Alappuzha in 3 hours. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Kollam on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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hours
Kollam

Kollam
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kollam route planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kollam in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kollam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 28th (Sat), kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Varkala Town tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kollam to Varkala Town in an hour. In December in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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hours
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Kottayam takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Knanaya Church ©
St Mary's Knanaya Church

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night
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 29th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Munnar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Munnar

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

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hours
Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To find out how to plan a trip to Chennai, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Munnar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

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