6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

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 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munnar visit planning site .

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, Munnar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kovalam online travel route planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) 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
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Periyar Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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