8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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.
Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, take a stroll through Mattancherry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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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 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Top Station, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar road trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. June in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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