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

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.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker app .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in April, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel planning site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady travel route planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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