8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, then admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Kochi (Cochin). On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munnar online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Revi Karunakaran Museum ©
Revi Karunakaran Museum

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 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, learn more about the world around you at Forest Department’s Natural History Museum, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kovalam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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