6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
5
Munnar
— 2 nights

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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.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planner.

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 28°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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day
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 29th (Sun): stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam route maker site.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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nights
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): stroll through Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha tour planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 31st (Tue): stop by Leens Export, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

Find out how to plan Kochi (Cochin) trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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