8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

1
day
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 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner .

London, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from London in October, things will get much warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
You've now added Alleppey Backwaters to your itinerary. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, head outdoors with Alleppey Backwaters, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip tool .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You can plan Thekkady trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

1
night
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 (Sat), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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