8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the activities along Periyar Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

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 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Vagamon Pine Forest
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, and finally stop by Waltons Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Anokhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online travel planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kochi Books ©
Kochi Books
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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