7 days in Kerala & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Indore

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munnar road trip planning site .

Indore to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Indore in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Munnar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip maker tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mother House, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour planner .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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