6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom in 1.5 hours. In November in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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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 (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

Plan trip to Thekkady with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Kumarakom to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough 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

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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 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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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 7th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munnar road trip planning site .

Getting from Kovalam to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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