7 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​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 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

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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.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Lakkam Waterfalls, then view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online travel route planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakkam Waterfalls, Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagaraja Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sunset View Point, stroll through Sothavilai Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nagaraja Temple
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple

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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 ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums
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Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium

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