7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online attractions planner .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Munnar: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Punnamada Lake, Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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