7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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 19th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toThekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

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 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Alappuzha Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha online journey planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Cherai Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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