7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam sightseeing app .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Kovalam are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

2
nights
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 25th (Sun): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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 27th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

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.
On the 29th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Spas
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Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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