7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Goa

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex and then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app .

Goa to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then learn something new at Hachi Chocolate Homemade, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride ©
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride

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.
You've now added Elephant Yoga Centre to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and finally look for gifts at Sarwaa. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Elephant Yoga Centre, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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