9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums Historic Sites
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 14th (Sun), get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and Paliakkara Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. George Orthodox Church and St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church. Explore Alappuzha's surroundings by going to Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla), Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala) and Mozart Art Gallery (in Kottayam). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip builder .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Cherthala, Marari Beach, Mozart Art Gallery, St. George Orthodox Church
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St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church

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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.
Do your shopping at Kashi Art Gallery and David Hall Gallery & Cafe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, explore the galleries of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, and stop by Waltons Boutique.

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Take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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