7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  5​h
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Thekkady
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kovalam planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: highs in Kovalam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, and then stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

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Getting from Kovalam to Kannur by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kannur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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hours
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady road trip planning tool .

Drive from Kannur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, look for gifts at Kochi Books, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Poornathrayesa Temple.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Theme Parks

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Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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