7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munnar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. June in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Salem Marthoma Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, pause for some serene contemplation at Lourde Matha Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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