8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

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 14th (Mon): make a trip to Jew Town and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) route planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in January, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip maker website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. January in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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 17th (Thu): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally stop by Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isalayam Ashram.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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