8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 17th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Keezharkuthu Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In June in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thekkady road trip website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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