8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

1
day
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 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Munnar hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
days
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 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Getting from Alappuzha to Kovalam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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