6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munnar road trip planner .

Pune to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

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.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Anokhi, browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. On your second day here, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Parks
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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