7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping
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Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
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 3rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. September in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kovalam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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