9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in March, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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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 10th (Sun), take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munnar online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look and learn at Green land spice garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady travel planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

To plan Alappuzha vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Museums
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International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum

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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 get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, & more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and stop by Sarwaa.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip maker website .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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