8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Munnar, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

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 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady day trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Spas Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Spas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha travel planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Jew Town, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online vacation builder .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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