8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jamnagar
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Jamnagar

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam journey builder website .

Jamnagar to Kovalam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jamnagar in April: highs in Kovalam hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 24th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar online trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kochi (Cochin) trip simple and quick.

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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