8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
New Delhi

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Hawa Beach. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Vizhinjam Lighthouse
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Kerala Folklore Museum. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Drive, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas & Wellness
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Mararikulam

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip builder.

Getting from Mararikulam to Munnar by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Attukal Waterfalls ©
Attukal Waterfalls
Kundala Dam Lake ©
Kundala Dam Lake

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