8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
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.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , get in on the family fun at Uncle John i-Drive, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get slightly colder in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Uncle John i-Drive ©
Uncle John i-Drive
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Guruvayur trip maker website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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 14th (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Munnar takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
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 15th (Thu): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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