8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Hosur
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hosur

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary creator.

Hosur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Hosur in November, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks
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Wonderla Amusement Park

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 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

2
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Periyar Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Kumarakom

Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Punnamada Lake. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then explore the activities along Punnamada Lake.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kumarakom tour planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Punnamada Lake
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Punnamada Lake

1
day
Kochi (Cochin)

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

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Drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

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