7 days in Hyderabad & Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Hyderabad & Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Hyderabad & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and then get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hyderabad trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hyderabad. In December, daily temperatures in Hyderabad can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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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 23rd (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Munnar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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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 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jew Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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