10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chinnakanel Water Falls and Blossom Hydel Park. Step out of Munnar with an excursion to Anayirankal Dam Reservoir in Idukki--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, find something for the whole family at Fun Forest, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip builder site .

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. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Munnar is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Fun Forest ©
Fun Forest

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 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kumarakom holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kumarakom takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

You can drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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