8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Surat

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Surat to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Surat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens. 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 other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally stop by Tropical Chocolate Factory. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kovalam day trip planner.

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, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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