6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary builder website .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) route maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar attractions planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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