7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady planner .

Ahmedabad to Thekkady is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Head to LuLu Mall and Kerala Museumfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, explore the galleries of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, take a stroll through Jew Town, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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