8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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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
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.
On the 26th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and then explore the galleries of Kerala Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, thenexplore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip website.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ahmedabad in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit 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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kumarakom Craft Museum. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple

1
night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Athirappilly is a first grade Grama Panchayath with 489.00 km2 area in Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur district in Kerala, India. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls.

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Getting from Kumarakom to Athirappilly by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Athirappilly Water Falls
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Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

1
night
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, thenget into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pothamedu attractions planner.

Drive from Athirappilly to Pothamedu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car 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, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Pothamedu to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal
Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal

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