8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Pothamedu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad


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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall and then take an in-depth tour of Kerala Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in May: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then view the masterpieces at Kumarakom Craft Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Kerala Album Art Gallery. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kumarakom online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach
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St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumarakom Craft Museum ©
Kumarakom Craft Museum

1
night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Falls.

Before you visit Athirappilly, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kumarakom to Athirappilly in 3 hours. In May in Athirappilly, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Athirappilly Water Falls
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Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

1
night
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pothamedu trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Athirappilly to Pothamedu in 4 hours. May in Pothamedu sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pothamedu

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Munnar
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip site .

Getting from Pothamedu to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Thekkady to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
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