6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, admire the sheer force of Vazhachal Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thrissur holiday planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Thrissur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Thrissur: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vazhachal Falls
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Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Munnar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip builder website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) 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
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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