8 days in Munnar, Kovalam & Goa Itinerary

8 days in Munnar, Kovalam & Goa Itinerary

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8 days in Munnar, Kovalam & Goa Itinerary

Goa
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Goa
— 3 nights
Goa

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 1st (Thu), get great views at Top Station, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Goa to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Goa in February, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Munnar: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Top Station ©
Top Station

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 3rd (Sat): 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. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Samudra Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner

Getting from Munnar to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

4
days
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, enjoy some diversion at Milsim Goa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and explore the ancient world of Fort Aguada.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kovalam in February, expect nights in Goa to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
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Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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