7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Varkala
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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 24th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munnar vacation trip planner.

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam
Pothamedu Viewpoint

1
day
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Idukki Dam as well as Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 26th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Idukki Dam, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife

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Idukki Dam
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Idukki Dam

1
day
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 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, then examine the collection at International Coir Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha tour planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple
International Coir Museum

2
days
Varkala

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, choose your vessel at PalmTree Houseboat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Varkala in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Varkala sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Kollam
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PalmTree Houseboat
Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple

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 29th (Fri), make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

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Drive from Varkala to Kovalam in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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