8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Plan trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally make a trip to Jew Town. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach and then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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