6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

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 10th (Sat): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam online route planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kerala Backwaters.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 14th (Wed), get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady online trip maker .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) 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

1
day
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 15th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time 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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