7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam tour itinerary site .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in June since evenings lows in Kovalam dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

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

2
nights
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 5th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Punnamada Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Punnamada Lake
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel route planning app .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip planning app .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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