8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Indore
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indore

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam attractions planner .

Indore to Kovalam is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady holiday planning site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
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 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Munnar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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