8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, then get great views at Top Station, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip app .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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

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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 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady route planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

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

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mararikulam travel route planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. In October in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

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Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally explore and take pictures at Greenfield International Stadium.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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

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