10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Hyderabad

2
days
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

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Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Kundala Dam Lake ©
Kundala Dam Lake

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Gavi Forest, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kerala Backwaters and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chavara Bhavan Shrine. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

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Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Shri Chitra Art Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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

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