8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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 20th (Sun), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online travel route planner .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for little chillier days in Munnar, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally explore the galleries of Green land spice garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

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
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo & Poovar Island). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and stroll through Hawa Beach.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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