6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue and then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route builder .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in January, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

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Kochi Books ©
Kochi Books
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planning website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

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Parks
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, then get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. January in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, look for gifts at Keralashopee, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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