9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Ahmedabad
+2
Fly + Taxi + Subway:  4 h 30 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Vadodara
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Ahmedabad

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 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning site.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kumarakom trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple ©
Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation builder.

Getting from Kumarakom to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) 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
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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 4th (Wed): 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. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip planning site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

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

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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vadodara.

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
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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night
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Sayaji Baug, take in the spiritual surroundings of EME Temple, explore the historical opulence of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, then buy something for everyone on your list at Eva Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alkapuri Haveli.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vadodara trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Vadodara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug
EME Temple ©
EME Temple

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