7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munnar online trip planner .

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar trip maker app .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Periyar Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kumarakom online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Kovalam takes 4.5 hours. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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