8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

1
day
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Masjid, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip itinerary planner.

Jaipur to Ahmedabad is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

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.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally stop by ViaKerala Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in September, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

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 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Jain Temple, Alleppey ©
Jain Temple, Alleppey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip maker site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

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You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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