8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Pothamedu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad


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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 26th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and then view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Ahmedabad in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kumarakom Craft Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Marari Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kumarakom trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

1
night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athirappilly day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Athirappilly in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Athirappilly Water Falls
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Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

1
night
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pothamedu trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Athirappilly to Pothamedu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pothamedu

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Kerala Crafts, then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Pothamedu to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online attractions planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
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