8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune


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1
night
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 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally go for a walk through Queen's Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal route planning app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (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: get great views at Munnar Hill Station, explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip site .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Munnar by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Kodaikanal in August, plan for little chillier days in Munnar, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple, then make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige), and finally admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madikeri travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Madikeri in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

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Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige) ©
Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige)

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden and then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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