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 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 26th (Mon): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kovalam is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Kovalam. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Kerala Backwaters and Alappuzha Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, explore the activities along Punnamada Lake, stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Punnamada Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
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 1st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady tour planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munnar day trip website .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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