8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
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.
You've now added See India Foundation Kathakali Theater to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kerala Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. Visiting Marari Beach and Cherai Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in September, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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.
Kick 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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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: examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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 6th (Fri): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady planning website .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sun), take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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