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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Jew Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) journey maker app .

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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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 12th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip maker tool .

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

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha travel app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and Elephant Rehabilitation Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Napier Museum & Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stop by Sarwaa, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kovalam online attractions planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kovalam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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