8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Aurangabad
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  9​h
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Coimbatore
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ajanta Caves. On the 15th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, then steep yourself in history at Ellora Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aurangabad route app .

Ahmedabad to Aurangabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Aurangabad are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ajanta Caves
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Queen's Bath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Shivlinga, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip maker site .

Getting from Aurangabad to Hampi by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

1
day
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Hampi to Coimbatore in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

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 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha tour planner.

Drive from Coimbatore to Alappuzha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbatore in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Alappuzha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar road trip planning tool .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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