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
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 9th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar road trip site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning app .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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