8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  3​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  5​h
2
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mararikulam
— 1 night
End: Chennai

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 23rd (Sat): stroll through Lighthouse Beach and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip planner.

Chennai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Azhikkal Beach, kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and finally stroll through Choottad Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kannur trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kovalam to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

1
day
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 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip maker website .

Drive from Kannur to Munnar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip maker website .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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