8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Thekkady is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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

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 4th (Wed): stroll through Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kovalam tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
On the 5th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 7th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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