8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pothamedu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church and then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Thekkady itinerary builder .

Hyderabad to Thekkady is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

2
nights
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and then get great views at Lockheart gap.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pothamedu road trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Pothamedu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pothamedu

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Munnar, Tata Tea Outlet
Highlights from your plan
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wonderla Amusement Park and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner.

You can drive from Pothamedu to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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 (Fri), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam day trip planning app .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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