4 days in Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar tour itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

1
day
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 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to 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
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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