7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online attractions planner .

Lucknow to Thekkady is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, stroll through Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Jew Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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