7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeevamatha Church, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
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 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
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 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) 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
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then examine the collection at Napier Museum.

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Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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