9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Varkala Town
— 1 night
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
6
Munnar
— 2 nights


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Jew Town and then take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, look for gifts at Leens Export, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, thenadmire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, get outside with Outdoor Activities, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally stroll through Marari Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town travel planner.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Spas Beaches
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, thenkick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, thenkick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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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 20th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, thenexplore the activities along Periyar Lake, thenidentify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

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

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, thenadmire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online day trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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