6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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 3rd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Kochi (Cochin) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 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 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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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