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:  2​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and then get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In December in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady attractions planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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 (Thu), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Munnar using our trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 28th (Fri), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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