7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vagamon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple and then explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom online sightseeing planner .

Lucknow to Kumarakom is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Lucknow in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kumarakom: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Alappuzha in an hour. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vagamon.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

1
night
Vagamon

Vagamon ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vagamon Kurisumala and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pattumala Matha Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vagamon online tour planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Vagamon in 3 hours. December in Vagamon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Vagamon

Historic Sites
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Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church
Vagamon Kurisumala ©
Vagamon Kurisumala

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Vagamon to Munnar in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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