8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad


1
night
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 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel route site .

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hyderabad in May: highs in Munnar hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, look and learn at Green land spice garden, admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, and then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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