6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Poovar Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online vacation maker .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you will find days in Kovalam are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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 13th (Sun): get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then look and learn at Green land spice garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough 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
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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 14th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to 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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