6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Varanasi
Fly:  6​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Varanasi

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Poovar Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planner.

Varanasi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 31st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 2nd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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