8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 2nd (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then don't miss a visit to Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planning app .

Drive from Kumarakom to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 8th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Munnar road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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