7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Princess Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salem Marthoma Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in February, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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

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 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam day 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 March, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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