8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip planning site .

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in September, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Munnar

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

3
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stroll through Samudra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Kovalam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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