10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 26th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Ahmedabad in August, plan for little chillier days in Munnar, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Attractions like Elephant Junction and Green land spice garden make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Ramakkal. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Thekkady online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Ramakkal
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Paradesi Synagogue. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kerala Folklore Museum and International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take a stroll through Jew Town, and stroll through Cherai Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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