8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  6​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Jaipur

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kochi (Cochin) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), stop by Tata Tea Outlet and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

1
night
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 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumarakom Beach.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kumarakom takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Alappuzha takes an hour. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach