8 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

8 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
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.
Before you visit Kochi (Cochin), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 December, plan for a bit warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alleppey Backwaters as well as Alappuzha Beach. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters and then stroll through Alappuzha Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters

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.
You've now added Munnar Hill Station to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Munnar day trip planner .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

1
night
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 6th (Fri): get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poovar Island. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Poovar Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Poovar Island
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip app .

You can take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

Similar Plans

9 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 10 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans