6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h
1
Kovalam
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online tour itinerary maker .

Chennai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
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.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take a stroll through Mattancherry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour builder site .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kannur online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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