11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of Jew Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary app .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady journey planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

7
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Chinnakanel Water Falls (in Chinnakanal), Mathikettan Shola National Park (in Idukki) and Lakkam Waterfalls (in Marayur). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

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Mathikettan Shola National Park, Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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