6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Chandigarh
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chandigarh

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day
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 5th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint.

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Chandigarh to Munnar is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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 7th (Sat), look for gifts at Anokhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, stop by Kochi Books, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Keralashopee, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks

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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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