8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Coonoor
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner .

Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in May, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar vacation maker website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Samanar Hills.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Munnar to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Samanar Hills ©
Samanar Hills

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 8th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at La Saleth Church, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, stop by Danish Display, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Church, and finally get outside with Dolphin's Nose.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kodaikanal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coonoor.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Moddy's Chocolates ©
Moddy's Chocolates

few
hours
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tiger Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coonoor day trip tool .

Coonoor is just a short distance from Ooty (Udhagamandalam). Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
Tiger Hill Cemetery ©
Tiger Hill Cemetery

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Ayyappan Temple, see the interesting displays at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip planner .

You can drive from Coonoor to Coimbatore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Sree Ayyappan Temple ©
Sree Ayyappan Temple

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