7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mattupetty Dam as well as Top Station. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Top Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munnar online road trip planner

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pattumala Matha Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach.

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Drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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