7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Devikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru


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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.
On the 29th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kovalam online itinerary builder .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip builder tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Alappuzha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Devikulam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Devikulam

Devikulam ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chokramudi Peak and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Devikulam online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Devikulam in 5.5 hours. In May in Devikulam, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Devikulam

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Munnar
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chokramudi Peak ©
Chokramudi Peak

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Devikulam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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