7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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): make a trip to Jew Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online day trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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