7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Photo Point and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Munnar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Thekkady journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Mattancherry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, look for gifts at Anokhi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online route builder .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, then meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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