9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Munnar
— 1 night
4
Kumarakom
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 20th (Sun): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip site.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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Munnar

Munnar ©

Southern Spice

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumarakom: Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Mararikulam (Mararikulam Beach, Marari Beach, &more). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Canoe Kerala, look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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