7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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New Delhi
Fly + taxi:
6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:
1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:
5​h
New Delhi

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 1st (Thu): get great views at Top Station, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then examine the collection at Tea Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar vacation planner.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get little chillier in Munnar: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam
Top Station

3
days
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) custom trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Sightseeing

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

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