8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally get great views at Top Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online road trip planner .

Mumbai (Bombay) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Munnar, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Top Station ©
Top Station
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
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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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take a stroll through Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, then make a trip to Princess Street, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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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 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip planner.

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 January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

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