7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  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:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel route builder website .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for little chillier days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

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

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 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough 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
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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