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:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  6​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 5th (Sun): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) 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. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
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.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blossom Hydel Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munnar road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. May in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kovalam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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