9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kiryu
Drive + Fly:  21​h
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
End: Kiryu

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, Anokhi and Tara Books Book Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street and then stroll through Breezy Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chennai holiday planner .

Kiryu, Japan to Chennai is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kiryu in February, things will get much warmer in Chennai: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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T Nagar, Ranganathan Street ©
T Nagar, Ranganathan Street
Tara Books Book Building ©
Tara Books Book Building
Anokhi ©
Anokhi

few
hours
Madurai

Madurai
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai travel route planner.

Fly from Chennai to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Madurai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off toThekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Parks

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Elephant Junction has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Madurai to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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.
You've now added Kerala Backwaters to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kerala Backwaters.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha road trip planning site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Anokhi. It doesn't end there: stroll through Cherai Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online road trip planner .

Take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Anokhi ©
Anokhi

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