9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Jew Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planning website .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

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Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 Poovar Island. Step out of Kovalam to go to Varkala and see Varkala Beach, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip website .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poovar Island, Varkala Beach
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation app .

You can drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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