8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take a stroll through Jew Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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