8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip site .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Kochi (Cochin). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On your second day here, get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Swiftlet Cave Munnar.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pothamedu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Pothamedu takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pothamedu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pothamedu

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar

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 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Pothamedu to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): stop by Sarwaa, then examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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