8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary website .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Munnar, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam travel route app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Cherai Beach, enjoy the sea views from Puthuvype Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then make a trip to Princess Street, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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