8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Ranchi

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 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation planner.

Ranchi to Kovalam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Ranchi in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kovalam, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

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
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 14th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
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 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Munnar online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Guruvayur travel tool .

Getting from Munnar to Guruvayur by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy 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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then stroll through Fort Kochi Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum Kochi.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Maritime Museum Kochi ©
Maritime Museum Kochi

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