7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planning app .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

3
nights
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

Find out how to plan Mararikulam trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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 17th (Fri): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

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.
On the 18th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munnar itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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