6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder .

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Kovalam on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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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 29th (Sun), stroll through Kovalam Beach.

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Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam takes an hour. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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 31st (Tue): stop by Leens Export, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip builder .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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