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)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kochi (Cochin) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 26th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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