7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Madurai
Drive:  2​h 30​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:  2​h 45​min
End: Madurai

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore and learn at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Get outdoors at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Tiger Reserve. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady travel route planning app .

Madurai to Thekkady is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally stop by Sarwaa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
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.
On the 13th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edappally Church Complex, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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