6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. On your second day here, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then take a stroll through Jew Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Poovar Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to 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

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) 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

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 26th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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