8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 30th (Sat): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planning site .

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
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 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Plan my day in Thekkady using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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