8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dehradun

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 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munnar vacation maker tool .

Dehradun to Munnar is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip site .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam travel planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Vellayani Lake and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary maker app .

Kovalam is just a stone's throw from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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