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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and finally get great views at Top Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary planning tool .

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. March in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kundala Dam Lake ©
Kundala Dam Lake
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thekkady trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha day trip site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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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 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, stop by Keralashopee, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kovalam online trip maker .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kovalam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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