6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, Munnar is somewhat warmer than Ahmedabad - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks 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 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to 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 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam journey 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 January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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.
On the 14th (Tue), wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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