6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kovalam journey planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 14th (Sat): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munnar travel route planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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