7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
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 2nd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online travel route planner .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip app .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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
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 8th (Sat), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Munnar to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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