8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

Muscat, Oman to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Kochi (Cochin) is 1 hour. Traveling from Muscat in July, things will get little chillier in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha travel route website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Thekkady using our trip planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Munnar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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