8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Munnar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, and explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then stop by Keralashopee, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

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