8 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

8 days in India & Maldives Itinerary

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Surat, India
— Few hours
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Hulhumale, Maldives
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 1 night
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Kumarakom, India
— 1 night
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Thekkady, India
— 1 night
6
Munnar, India
— 2 nights


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Surat, India

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Chintamani Jain Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Surat trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Surat is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hulhumale.
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Chintamani Jain Temple ©
Chintamani Jain Temple

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Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Island Bazaar, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and finally walk around Sultan Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hulhumale day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Surat to Hulhumale. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Surat in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hulhumale, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Hulhumale

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Male, Hulhumale
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale

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Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner.

You can fly from Hulhumale to Kochi (Cochin) in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Hulhumale to Kochi (Cochin). In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Kumarakom, India

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, catch all the local highlights with Canoe Kerala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vallyachan mala, then make a trip to Kumaranalloor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Kottayam
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Vallyachan mala ©
Vallyachan mala

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Thekkady, India

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 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then paddle through the water with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kumarakom to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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Munnar, India

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 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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