10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Chennai (Madras)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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Chennai (Madras) to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip maker website .

Getting from Thekkady to Mararikulam by car takes about 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kovalam Beach and Samudra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Thumba Beach, Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online route builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. April in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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Lighthouse Beach
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Hawa Beach

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