36 days in Kerala Itinerary

36 days in Kerala Itinerary

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36 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker tool .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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 29th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

Plan a Munnar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

32
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Venture out of the city with trips to Peermade (Parunthumpara & Valanjamkanam Water Falls), Jenis Grapes (in Cumbum) and Vagamon (Pattumala Matha Church, Mundakayam Ghat, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady day trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idukki, Vagamon, Kottayam, Theni, Peermade
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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