8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala travel route planner

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Fly
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive
4
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Munnar

— 1 night

Southern Spice

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip planning app.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Munnar when traveling from New Delhi in April, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Thekkady

— 1 night
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Kovalam

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam online visit planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

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Traveling by car from Kovalam to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Shopping · Spas · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Alappuzha

— 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha online travel planner.

Take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, and finally stop by Jew Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.