7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kovalam is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November since evenings lows in Kovalam dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sarwaa
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): Head underground at Swiftlet Cave Munnar, take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and finally explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping Nature Parks
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. November in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Idiom Book Sellers, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, then hunt for treasures at Broadway, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Goodwill Collection.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Indian Industries ©
Indian Industries
Idiom Book Sellers ©
Idiom Book Sellers

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