8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munnar day trip app .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Alappuzha Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alappuzha using our trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. In February in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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 20th (Tue): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Fort Kochi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and finally stroll through Marine Drive.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Kovalam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Keralashopee, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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