8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
train:  2​h
1
Vadodara
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

few
hours
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll around Sayaji Baug, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EME Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Lukshmi Vilas Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vadodara online route planner .

Ahmedabad to Vadodara is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
EME Temple ©
EME Temple
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then stroll through Cherai Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Vadodara to Kochi (Cochin) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Alappuzha tour builder website .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 5th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the next day, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

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 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thekkady trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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