6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

2
days
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 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Muniyara Dolmens and then take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak. On your second day here, get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, then get great views at Lock Heart Gap, and then admire the verdant scenery at Chinnakanal Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour planner.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Munnar, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Sightseeing Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chinnakanal Waterfalls
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Pothamedu Viewpoint
Anamudi Peak
Muniyara - Anakottapara park

1
day
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then delve into the lush surroundings at Gavi Forest, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Gavi Forest
Abraham's Spice Garden

1
day
Kovalam

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Samudra Beach
Hawa Beach
Lighthouse Beach

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Waltons Boutique and then look for gifts at Anokhi.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Anokhi
LuLu Mall
Vallarpadam Church

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