8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Jew Town. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, thendon't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning app.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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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 25th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar attractions planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, thenidentify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, thensee the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, thenadmire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip planning website.

Drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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