7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then make a trip to Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam, and then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planning tool .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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.
On the 26th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar tour builder tool .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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