10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online trip maker .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Kochi Books. Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and Vallarpadam Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Shop till you drop at Abraham's Spice Garden and Tropical Chocolate Factory. Visit Mangala Devi Temple and Mangladevi Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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