10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
days
Kovalam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 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 little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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Munnar

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 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Munnar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
days
Alappuzha

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 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sree Vallabha Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Sree Vallabha Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Sree Vallabha Temple ©
Sree Vallabha Temple
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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