7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jalgaon
Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h
End: Jalgaon

1
day
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 6th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning site .

Jalgaon to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 31-hour car ride. In May in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

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You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time 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

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 8th (Wed): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to 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
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
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 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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