10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip builder tool .

Jaipur 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. When traveling from Jaipur in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Munnar: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

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 9th (Mon): look and learn at Green land spice garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) route builder tool .

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches

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

3
nights
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.
Step out of Kovalam to go to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and see Poovar Island, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and explore the activities along Vellayani Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kovalam visit planning app .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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