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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): 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 3rd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar travel planning site .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take a stroll through Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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