8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
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 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, look and learn at Green land spice garden, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary planning website .

Nagpur to Thekkady is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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 14th (Mon): stroll through Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cherai Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

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Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In October in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple

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 18th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Munnar takes 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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