6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + taxi:  7​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:  7​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar visit planner.

Chandigarh to Munnar is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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