8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Jew Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Kochi (Cochin) is little chillier than New Delhi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Walking tours

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Thekkady online day trip planner .

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blossom Hydel Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam journey planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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