10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 1 night

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner.

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): experience rural life at Lockhart Tea Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take a peaceful walk through Photo Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, thenget great views at Munnar Hill Station, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar online tour planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lockhart Tea Museum
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 16th (Sat), get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, thenstop by Greenworld Spices & Herbal, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, thenidentify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenstroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip planning site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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