7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
days
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 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Periyar Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip site

New Delhi to Thekkady is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kochi (Cochin).

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, stop by Waltons Boutique, wander the streets of Jew Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets

2
days
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 20th (Wed), stop by Keralashopee, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder site

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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