8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  4​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvalla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and Waltons Boutique. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Jew Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Salem Marthoma Church, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Subhash Park.

Before you visit Kochi (Cochin), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvalla sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvalla takes 2.5 hours. May in Thiruvalla sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
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Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Mar Thoma Syrian Church ©
Mar Thoma Syrian Church

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Wed), get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, stop by Kerala Crafts, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip maker .

Drive from Thiruvalla to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Keralashopee, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then look for gifts at Ramachandran, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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