8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  14​h
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rose Gardens, Top Station, Attukal Waterfalls, and other attractions. On the 9th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, then admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, then take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Top Station. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Lockheart gap, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip planner.

Bengaluru to Munnar is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Munnar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Elephant Junction and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alleppey Backwater Cruises as well as International Coir Museum. On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum and then capture your vacation like a pro with Alleppey Backwater Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Alappuzha tour planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toKovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip tool .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Magic Planet Theme Park
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness

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