10 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

10 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at Leens Export.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 24th (Mon): get great views at Munnar Hill Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In February in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Thekkady driving holiday site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 3.5 hours. In February in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Kumarakom to Kanyakumari in 7 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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.
On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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