9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— Few hours
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Pondicherry
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Nagpur

few
hours
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 (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar journey website .

Nagpur to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nagpur in May, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping Museums
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Marari Beach and Paliakkara Church. St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Alappuzha side-trips: Thiruvalla (Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, & more) and St. Mary's Forane Church (in Cherthala). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, and look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Cherthala, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate LuLu Mall and Cherai Beach. For shopping fun, head to Paradesi Synagogue or Church of Saint Francis. Venture out of the city with trips to Kodungallur (Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India & Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Salem Marthoma Church, look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kodungallur
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
day
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally stop by Ma Pondy Cherie.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry visit app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Pondicherry by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chennai online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chennai are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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