12 days in Kerala & Havelock Island Itinerary

12 days in Kerala & Havelock Island Itinerary

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12 days in Kerala & Havelock Island Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + ferry:  78​h
2
Havelock Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + subway + bus:  76​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Goa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Goa to Kovalam is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 30°C in Kovalam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach and then stroll through Govind Nagar Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Kovalam to Havelock Island in 78 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, look and learn at Green land spice garden, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Havelock Island to Thekkady takes 76 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums Spas Childrens Museums
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Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Spas
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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night
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 5th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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