8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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 2nd (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, then explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar tour itinerary builder site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Munnar is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha online tour builder .

Getting from Munnar to Alappuzha by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Chellarkovil Viewpoint ©
Chellarkovil Viewpoint

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and then admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal tour website .

Getting from Thekkady to Kodaikanal by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk

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