8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
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Chennai
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
2
Talacauvery
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kalpetta
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Vagamon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chennai. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Talacauvery.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

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Talacauvery

Talacauvery ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Talakaveri Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Talakaveri.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Talacauvery vacation builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chennai to Talacauvery. Traveling from Chennai in October, things will get a bit cooler in Talacauvery: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Talacauvery

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bhagamandala
Highlights from your plan
Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple ©
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple
Talakaveri Temple ©
Talakaveri Temple

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night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra and then take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kalpetta journey planner.

You can drive from Talacauvery to Kalpetta in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Talacauvery in October; daily highs in Kalpetta reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chembra ©
Chembra

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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 19th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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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 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

Plan a Thekkady trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vagamon.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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Vagamon

Vagamon ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vagamon Kurisumala, make a trip to Vagamon Pine Forest, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barren Hills.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vagamon journey builder site .

Drive from Thekkady to Vagamon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Vagamon

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Barren Hills ©
Barren Hills
Vagamon Kurisumala ©
Vagamon Kurisumala
Vagamon Pine Forest ©
Vagamon Pine Forest

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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 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha route planner.

You can drive from Vagamon to Alappuzha in 3 hours. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Varkala Town attractions planning app .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple

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