6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  3​h
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
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 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stop by Keralashopee, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam online tour itinerary planner .

Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in February, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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

2
nights
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 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In February in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

few
hours
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 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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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