5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  6 h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Jaipur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planning app .

Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip builder site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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Madurai

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Munnar in January: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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