8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur

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 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip site .

Jaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in February, things will get a bit warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

3
nights
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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 15 min away. Pamper yourself for a day on the 27th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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