7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Coimbatore
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Coimbatore

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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

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Coimbatore to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park

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 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam holiday planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get great views at Top Station, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

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