8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly:  11​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Ranchi

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 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder app .

Ranchi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ranchi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Attukal Waterfalls, then take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar attractions planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): catch a ride with Kerala Dayz. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Transportation Wildlife
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Kerala Dayz ©
Kerala Dayz
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Walking tours

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