8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Traveling from Riyadh in October, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munnar online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha driving holiday website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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