8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam . On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary website .

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Alappuzha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mararikulam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip maker .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 27th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness

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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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