8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Munnar
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
You've now added See India Foundation Kathakali Theater to your itinerary. Visiting Cherai Beach and Marari Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Museum. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and stop by Waltons Boutique.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ahmedabad in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Napier Museum, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally stop by Sarwaa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Green Land Spice Garden, then stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

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You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Munnar

— 1 night

Southern Spice

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 8th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip app.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. September in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.