7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Kovalam to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha driving holiday tool .

Drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam Beach
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
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 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 6th (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar itinerary app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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