8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 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:  3 h
End: Chennai

2
nights
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planner.

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip tool.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life 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. On your second day here, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to 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 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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