7 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Pune
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
1
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​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
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 31st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip maker tool .

Pune to Alappuzha is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Muthalapozhi, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

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Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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 4th (Mon), look and learn at Green land spice garden, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, 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 more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady online journey maker .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive 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), examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. November in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to 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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