8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary tool .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. May in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping Museums Parks
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abraham's Spice Garden and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get some cultural insight at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Green land spice garden. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route builder website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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night
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 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Kerala Folklore Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, wander the streets of Jew Town, get advice or help at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, and view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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