7 days in Kerala & Vijayawada Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Vijayawada Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Vijayawada Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Taxi:  23​h 45​min
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Vijayawada
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online trip maker .

Washington DC, USA to Thekkady is an approximately 24-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Washington DC to Thekkady. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 19th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
night
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 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vijayawada.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

1
night
Vijayawada

Vijayawada ©
A commercial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the bustling city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of the Krishna River, surrounded by green hills and quaint villages.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunadala Matha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paritala Anjaneya Swami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanakadurga Temple.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vijayawada trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Vijayawada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vijayawada when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vijayawada

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanakadurga Temple ©
Kanakadurga Temple
Gunadala Matha Shrine ©
Gunadala Matha Shrine

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