8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route builder .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kovalam day trip tool .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kovalam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Munnar using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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