8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary builder tool.

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, Munnar is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady journey planner.

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

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Spas Wildlife
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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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow 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, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), take a stroll through Jew Town, then stroll through Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, 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.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online travel planner.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Beaches
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Spas
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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