7 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Pune

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar online travel 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 October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Muthalapozhi, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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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.
On the 4th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

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
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal day trip website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Museums
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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