7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  6​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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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 4th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Kathakali, don't miss a visit to Alappuzha Lighthouse, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alappuzha Lighthouse ©
Alappuzha Lighthouse

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip planning site .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spas & Wellness
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munnar travel planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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