8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  5​h
Kannur
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Pune

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hours
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 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Tea Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar planner .

Pune to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam day trip planning tool .

Drive from Munnar to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. November in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, wander the streets of Mattancherry, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, then see the interesting displays at Hill Palace of Tripunithura, and then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kovalam tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

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

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur online visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kovalam to Kannur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

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Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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