8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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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. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spas & Wellness
Periyar Lake

2
days
Alappuzha

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 17th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Mararikulam
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Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jew Town, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, and then stroll through Cherai Beach.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Cherai Beach
Jew Town
Santa Cruz Basilica

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