8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

Before you visit Kochi (Cochin), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in February, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kumarakom sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kumarakom takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

1
night
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 9th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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

Drive from Kumarakom to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spas
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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