7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Munnar is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Munnar: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Spas Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Spas
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Spas Parks Wildlife
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Spas
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Alappuzha: Kumarakom (Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mararikulam Beach, kick back and relax at Thottappally Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 25th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam holiday planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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