8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Pune

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar attractions planner .

Pune to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
On the 26th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then 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: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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

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 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and finally explore and take pictures at Greenfield International Stadium.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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

1
day
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ezhara Beach, and then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kannur online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kannur in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara Beach
KIzhunna Beach ©
KIzhunna Beach

1
day
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 31st (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing website .

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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