6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lighthouse Beach and Chowara Beach. When in Kovalam, make a side trip to see Priyadarshini Planetarium in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planning app .

Chennai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Chennai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. In August in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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