9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation site .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kochi (Cochin). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kumarakom trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Napier Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
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 7th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munnar holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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