8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jamnagar
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Jamnagar

1
night
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 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner .

Jamnagar to Kovalam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
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 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple.

Make your Alappuzha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Munnar to Alappuzha by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder app .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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