8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Jew Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady journey planning website .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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 29th (Sun): stroll through Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam journey builder app .

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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