9 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

9 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + ferry:  7​h 45​min
1
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
2
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Munnar, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Alappuzha, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India


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1
night
Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
On the 2nd (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Male attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Male is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Mumbai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Male, with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maldive Victory
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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Maldive Victory ©
Maldive Victory
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 4th (Mon), stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maafushi Island trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Maafushi Island. In March, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

2
nights
Munnar, India

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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munnar route planning app .

Getting from Maafushi Island to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Maafushi Island in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Munnar, with highs around 40°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady, India

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 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online tour planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
Alappuzha, India

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 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Marari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary maker site .

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 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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