8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam day trip app .

Hyderabad to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get some cultural insight at Tea Museum and Green land spice garden. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tea Museum
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha online trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Jain Temple, Alleppey ©
Jain Temple, Alleppey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur road trip app .

Drive from Alappuzha to Guruvayur in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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