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
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  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
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Napier Museum and then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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