7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Photo Point.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munnar online itinerary creator.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: high temperatures in Munnar hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
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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.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, then look for gifts at Anokhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, and finally stroll through Marine Drive.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then take in the waterfront at Valiyathura Pier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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