8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Vadodara
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Vadodara

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 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Poovar Island, then stroll through Hawa Beach, and then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planning tool .

Vadodara to Kovalam is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 23rd (Sun), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 24th (Mon): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady road trip planning site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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