7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Kovalam
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then stop by Sarwaa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rehabilitation Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Wildlife Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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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 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kovalam day trip site .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Munnar on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha day trip website .

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Revi Karunakaran Museum ©
Revi Karunakaran Museum

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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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and then browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Beaches
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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